§ 31.04  PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING OR SUSPENDING ANY APPOINTED PERSON.
   (A)   Whereas, under the County Executive form of government (ILCS Ch. 55, Act 5, § 2-5009(h)), the County Executive has the power to remove or suspend in his or her discretion, after due notice and hearing, anyone whom he or she has the power to appoint;
   (B)   Whereas, the County Executive has the power to coordinate and direct by executive order all administrative and management functions of the county government except the offices of elected county officers; and
   (C)   (1)   Now, therefore, be it resolved that the County Executive will suspend, demote or dismiss any subordinate deputy, employee or appointee for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence, insubordination, misfeasance, malfeasance or other unfitness to render effective service, or for lack of funds or abolition of the position, or for noncompliance with the ethical standards as established by order of the County Executive or the ordinances and resolutions of the county; and
      (2)   Be it further ordered that any employee subject to suspension, demotion or dismissal will be served a written notice outlining the reasons for suspension, demotion or dismissal. After due notice of seven days, a hearing will be conducted. The employee has the right to counsel and the right to bring forth evidence or witnesses to be heard. A decision will be rendered by the County Executive within seven days of the hearing.
(1980 Code, § 31.04)  (Executive Order 89-4, dated 2-16-1989)