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18.2 Security and Confidentiality of Examination Process

Manual: Examination Procedures

Subsection: Security of Examination Materials

The highest possible standards of security and confidentiality are required throughout the entire examination process.  Therefore prior to the start of any civil service examination, applicants shall be notified of the security and confidentiality obligations referenced in Section 37 of the State Universities Civil Service Act (110 ILCS 70/37).  For those applicants taking a paper exam, the Human Resources office staff at the testing location shall provide this notice.  For those applicants taking an electronic exam, the computerized exam program will display the following notice and require the applicant to acknowledge the obligations under the Act, and the consequences of any violation, before the examination starts:

Section 37 of the State Universities Civil Service Act (Act)(110 ILCS 70/37) states, in part:

“No person or officer shall willfully or corruptly, by himself, or in cooperation with one or more persons, defeat, deceive, or obstruct any person in respect to his or her right of examination hereunder; or corruptly or falsely mark, grade, estimate, or report upon the examination or proper standing of any person examined hereunder or aid in so doing; or willfully or corruptly make any false representation concerning the same or concerning the person examined; or willfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects or chances of any person so examined, or to be examined, being appointed, employed or promoted….”

Please understand that the exam you are about to take is considered highly confidential and must remain secure.  This exam, including all of the questions, answers, and any other testing components or protocols, shall remain confidential at all times.  Any breach of confidentiality or security of this exam, or the exam process, by using false information, impersonating a candidate, communicating test material during the examination or by using any deceptive method of cheating is considered a violation of the Act.  Possessing, disclosing, transmitting, reconstructing or reproducing any confidential material contained in this exam is also considered a violation of the Act.  Any violation of the Act has severe employment and criminal consequences. 

Except for materials specifically and explicitly authorized by the test monitor, you may not bring anything into the testing room, or remove anything from the testing center.  Any device or material which may be used to secure confidential testing information, or which may be used to improve your final test score or reduce the final score of anyone else, is strictly prohibited.  If you have any questions about this, or observe anyone violating these requirements, please contact the test monitor immediately.  

New 5/16/2012