The Illinois “Revolving Door” statute (5 ILCS 430/5-45) prohibits certain state employees or former state employees (or his or her spouse or immediate family member) from accepting employment or compensation from a non-state employer if the state employee, in the past year, made regulatory/licensing decisions or awarded contracts affecting the non-state employer. The law also requires certain current and former state employees to notify the OEIG when offered employment or compensation from a non-state employer so that the OEIG can determine, within 10 calendar days, if accepting the employment or compensation is prohibited by law. Revolving Door Forms (RD-101, RD-102 and RD-103) allow the OEIG to determine whether an employee may accept a particular employment offer or compensation.
State employee or former state employee:
1) Fill out Form RD-101. Make a copy of the completed form and return a completed copy to the OEIG via one of the three methods listed below.
2) Provide a second completed copy of RD-101 and a blank Ethics Officer form (RD-102) to the Illinois Office of Comptroller’s ethics officer, Adam Alstott.
3) Provide a blank Prospective Employer form (RD-103) to your prospective employer.
The ethics officer and prospective employer may return their forms directly to the OEIG or to you to submit to the OEIG. The OEIG is required to make a determination within 10 calendar days of receiving notification from the State employee or former State employee. Though the form RD-103 is not mandatory, the OEIG strongly recommends timely submission of a form RD-103, as the additional information could assist the OEIG when assessing your application.
Agency Ethics Officer: Please complete the Ethics Officer form (RD-102), sign it and return it to the state employee or former state employee, or return it directly to the OEIG via one of the three methods listed below within 5 calendar days after having received the RD-101 notification from the employee or former employee.
Prospective Employer: Please complete the Prospective Employer form (RD-103), sign it and return it to the state employee or former state employee, or return it directly to the OEIG via one of three methods listed below.
Forms may be submitted via email, US mail, or in-person drop off at the OEIG’s Springfield location. Employees outside of Springfield should use email or US Mail to submit forms.
US Mail & in-person drop off:
Office of Executive Inspector General for the Illinois Comptroller
325 West Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois 62704
Questions may be directed to either the Ethics Officer for the Illinois Office of Comptroller, Adam Alstott, at (217) 558-5157 or to the Office of Executive Inspector General at (217) 782-2103.