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A bill recently passed in the Illinois House would close a loophole in that IDOT’s snowbirds (snow removal operators) are not subject to. 


The request for this legislation came from veterans who say they were not being given equal consideration in the hiring process when IDOT was looking for seasonal help. State Representative CD Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville says right now, the snowbird hiring process is not affected by veteran’s preference.



Snowbirds are hired through competitive interviews and recalls. Because they do not go through the open competitive process there is no application of the veteran’s preference in the hiring of these temporary employees. HB3716 now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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