Revolving Door


Under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act and Governor of Illinois Executive Order 15-09, the revolving door prohibition applies to identified officers, board members, state employees or immediate family members living with such persons who, within a period of one year immediately after termination of state employment or appointment, knowingly accept employment or receive compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if the state employee/appointee, during the year immediately preceding termination of state employment:

  • Participated substantially in awarding the vendor a contract for services or issuance of change orders with a cumulative value of $25,000 or more.
  • Were involved with a regulatory or licensure decision that directly applied to the person or entity. For individuals in positions identified as being subject to the revolving door prohibitions, there is a determination process through the Inspector General's Office that may allow the otherwise prohibited employment or compensation.
    • Note: there is no exception or determination process for the president, chief procurement officer, and appointed members of the Board of Trustees due to the nature of their state positions; they are strictly prohibited from revolving door employment. 

If an employee is found to be in violation of the revolving door prohibitions, a fine of up to three times the total compensation that would have been obtained may be issued. Therefore, it is important to contact the Ethics Officer or visit

the Office of Executive Inspector General's website if you have any questions or concerns.


One Year Prior to Termination
One Year Restriction

  • Personal and Substantial Involvement

    - 1 Year

  • Termination of State Employment

  • May not Accept Employment or Compensation

    + 1 Year