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Rauner appoints SIUC law professor to Civil Service Commission

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday tapped Southern Illinois University Carbondale law professor and Nashville attorney William Schroeder to serve on the Illinois Civil Service Commission, the governor’s press office announced Friday.

A statement said Schroeder “brings regional diversity and experience as an attorney to the board.”

According to its website, the Commission serves as the state’s personnel administrator. It hears and determines employees appeals of discharges, transfers, allocations, layoffs and demotions. The Commission meets once a month in either its Chicago or its Springfield office.

In addition to teaching at SIUC and working in private practice, Schroeder has taught at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Illinois and a master of law degree from Harvard University.