Office of Compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity and Ethics

Gloria Williams, Director - (217) 782-2662
EEO and Ethics Officer

Jason Brewer, Assistant Director - (217) 557-1213

Ann Davidson, Human Resources Associate (217) 558-6615


 

The Office of Compliance, EEO, and Ethics (OCEE) is responsible for crafting, maintaining, implementing, and administering the Agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) policies.

Gloria Williams is the Director of OCEE and serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Officer. The EEO/AA Officer monitors the application of all mandates from Federal and state enforcement entities to businesses receiving funds from the agency. Federal and state regulations mandates the EEO/AA Officer to serve as liaison between the agency and all EEO authorities.

Ms. Williams is also the Agency's Ethics Officer serving as a liaison between IDNR and the Office of Executive Inspector General. OCEE also conducts training courses on EEO related topics, and conducts recruitment activities for the agency.

Jason Brewer is the Assistant Director of the OCEE. In addition to his contribution to EEO and AA processes and policy administration, Mr. Brewer is responsible for several human resources related programs, including; staff recruitment, Americans with Disabilities Act policy and implementation, staff development training, and various youth recruitment and community relations initiatives.

OCEE is committed to achieving full and effective utilization of qualified persons in the state regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, ancestry, national origin, military status, political affiliation or sexual orientation. IDNR is taking affirmative action to correct underutilization of minorities, females and people with disabilities at all levels of employment.
It is the department's policy to make all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions, other personnel practices, contract or grant awards without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, ancestry, national origin, military status, political affiliation or other factors which cannot be lawfully used as the basis for an employment, contract or grant decision.

This departmental policy extends to all activities and programs which are conducted statewide by other agencies, institutions, organizations or political subdivisions where service and/or financial assistance are made available by the department through contracts or other arrangements using Federal or state funds

All inquiries of individuals who feel they have been dealt with in violation of these mandates are advised to contact Gloria Williams at 217-782-2662.