August 22, 2018
At the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) our mission is to, "strengthen Illinois by building up lives and communities." In addition to pursuing our mission through social service programs, IDHS recognizes that the communities we serve are also built through access to business and employment opportunities. For these reasons, IDHS is in full support of the Fair Practice in Contracting Act which seeks to improve representation of African-American owned businesses in all state contracts.
In demonstration of our commitment to the Fair Practice in Contracting Act, we are working with our vendors to enforce the following guiding principles:
Providing access for under-represented business owners to state contracts promotes self-sufficiency and meets human needs in ways that dependency cannot. This value is at the core of what we do at IDHS and we are looking forward to working closely with our vendors and providers who share this value. Thank you for your support.
James T. Dimas
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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