UPDATE: Back-Wages Owed to Certain State Employees

DISTRIBUTION PROCESS BEGINS FOR BACK WAGES OWED TO CERTAIN STATE EMPLOYEES 

Public Act 101-007 (effective June 5, 2019) provides for appropriations in the state budget for back wages that have been owed to thousands of state employees who were denied a wage increase pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement under the prior administration.  

Estimates indicate there are over $400 million in back wages that need to be processed. The Comptroller has directed the payment of the back wages as they are submitted to the Office from various state agencies so state employees don’t have to wait any longer on these payments owed to them. 

It is important to note that the Illinois Office of Comptroller is dependent on each state agency to submit payroll vouchers to the office for processing back-wage payments to its employees, or former employees. In an effort to provide timely updates to state employees, the Office will be posting each payroll as it comes into the Office for processing.

Questions about Your Back Wages?

Please understand that it is quite possible you may receive incremental partial payments of back wages if your state agency calculates one year at a time. If you have not received your back-wage payment, or if you believe you only received partial payment, and you have questions as this process begins to unfold, state employees are encouraged to contact their state agency. For a listing of all state agency contact information, visit this link

Back Wages Processed to Date

To date, the office has processed back-wage payments from the following agencies: 

AGENCY NAME ISSUE DATE AMOUNT
AGING 9/7/2019 $627,161.96
AGING 9/14/2019 $522,430.60
AGING 9/21/2019 $15,499.71
AGRICULTURE 9/14/2019 $402,465.06
AGRICULTURE 9/21/2019 $222,559.55
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 8/23/2019 $849,374.53
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 8/31/2019 $922,983.91
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 9/7/2019 $395,395.78
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 9/14/2019 $465,662.29
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 9/21/2019 $20,128.27
CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES 9/15/2019 $17,080,923.07
COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUN 9/14/2019 $1,338,967.57
COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUN 9/25/2019 $328,655.20
NATURAL RESOURCES 9/19/2019 $3,588,451.34
CORRECTIONS 9/21/2019 $82,292,151.64
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 9/21/2019 $9,131,372.16
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REG 9/7/2019 $72,946.63
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REG 9/14/2019 $151,887.09
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REG 9/15/2019 $438,947.42
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REG 9/21/2019 $22,795.06
HUMAN RIGHTS 9/7/2019 $154,859.00
HUMAN RIGHTS 9/14/2019 $867,630.00
HUMAN SERVICES 9/15/2019 $84,024,351.66
INSURANCE 9/14/2019 $495,339.57
INSURANCE 9/21/2019 $1,203,672.91
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY 9/11/2019 $1,401,643.28
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY 9/15/2019 $2,078,847.54
LABOR 8/31/2019 $163,763.37
LABOR 9/7/2019 $331,539.83
LABOR 9/14/2019 $3,995.24
LABOR 9/21/2019 $0.80
STATE LOTTERY 7/28/2019 $396,086.09
STATE LOTTERY 8/8/2019 $253,287.41
STATE LOTTERY 8/31/2019 $87,099.51
MILITARY AFFAIRS 9/14/2019 $94,784.33
MILITARY AFFAIRS 9/21/2019 $432,885.86
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/8/2019 $3,729,270.92
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/17/2019 $7,144,640.86
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/18/2019 $738,367.20
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/23/2019 $8,081.34
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/28/2019 $53,089.21
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 8/31/2019 $945,959.54
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 9/5/2019 $36,515.83
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 9/14/2019 $40,812.57
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 9/15/2019 $28,992.81
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 9/19/2019 $43,268.41
HEALTHCARE & FAMILY SERVICES 9/21/2019 $1,201.40
PUBLIC HEALTH 9/14/2019 $7,452,311.37
PUBLIC HEALTH 9/25/2019 $707.00
REVENUE 9/7/2019 $8,113,274.87
REVENUE 9/14/2019 $1,231,769.84
REVENUE 9/21/2019 $92,068.48
TRANSPORTATION 8/17/2019 $891,813.02
TRANSPORTATION 8/18/2019 $416,869.38
TRANSPORTATION 9/11/2019 $731.00
TRANSPORTATION 9/25/2019 $3,460.97
VETERANS' AFFAIRS 9/19/2019 $732,155.59
VETERANS' AFFAIRS 9/21/2019 $6,889,939.53
IL ARTS COUNCIL 8/8/2019 $14,921.39
ABE LINCOLN PRES LIBRARY & MUS 8/15/2019 $109,482.13
ABE LINCOLN PRES LIBRARY & MUS 8/23/2019 $70,690.11
CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD 8/31/2019 $618,869.37
CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD 9/21/2019 $61,191.00
IL COMMERCE COMMISSION 9/5/2019 $445,461.28
IL COMMERCE COMMISSION 9/11/2019 $180,701.72
IL COMMERCE COMMISSION 9/14/2019 $12,834.37
DEAF & HARD OF HEARING COMM 9/21/2019 $7,318.00
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT AGENCY 8/31/2019 $1,693,089.89
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT AGENCY 9/7/2019 $86,162.54
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT AGENCY 9/14/2019 $847,172.90
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT AGENCY 9/21/2019 $17,553.15
GUARDIAN & ADVOCACY COMM 9/7/2019 $23,075.00
GUARDIAN & ADVOCACY COMM 9/21/2019 $174,359.77
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS 8/17/2019 $44,760.46
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS 8/31/2019 $19,042.10
IL CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFO AUTH 8/23/2019 $246,903.92
IL CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFO AUTH 9/14/2019 $113,575.72
IL CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFO AUTH 9/21/2019 $520.00
IL WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMI 8/8/2019 $269,408.72
IL WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMI 8/17/2019 $139,050.27
IL WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMI 9/14/2019 $75.00
ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD 8/23/2019 $1,674,037.96
ILLINOIS GAMING BOARD 9/21/2019 $571,731.84
IL LAW ENFORCE TRAIN & STDS BD 9/14/2019 $2,700.00
PRISONER REVIEW BOARD 8/28/2019 $74,057.35
PRISONER REVIEW BOARD 8/31/2019 $31,358.52
RACING BOARD 8/31/2019 $17,696.96
RACING BOARD 9/7/2019 $3,641.10
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD 8/31/2019 $122,407.30
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD 9/7/2019 $10,227.38
IL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGCY 8/23/2019 $686,187.01
IL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGCY 9/7/2019 $392,799.10
IL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGCY 9/21/2019 $61,682.39
OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSH 8/17/2019 $200,939.36
Total: $258,521,531.46