As required under the Employment Plan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hired a Compliance Officer whose primary responsibilities include the following:
1. Overseeing compliance with the Employment Plan;
2. Maintaining and reviewing the Exempt List;
3. Accepting, investigating, and reporting on complaints related to Employment Actions and the Employment Plan;
4. Taking steps to evaluate, eliminate, remedy and reporting instances of Political Contacts and Unlawful Political
5. Training on Employment Plan and reviewing Policies and Procedures.
If you would like to make a complaint alleging non-compliance with the Employment Plan, a Complaint Form is available below or you can contact the Compliance Officer directly.
Employment Plan Complaint Form
Letitia Dominici, Compliance Officer
118 N. Clark Street, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
In order to ensure Cook County’s commitment to transparency, reports on employment actions and monitoring activities are available as follows:
These reports are issued every March 15th and September 15th.
After an allegation of non-compliance with the Employment Plan is investigated, the Compliance Officer issues an Incident Report which sets forth the nature of the complaint, and the findings of the investigation that may include non-compliance with the Employment Plan, or recommendations of specific corrective action. The report is sent to the Office of the Independent Inspector General and a redacted copy of the Incident Report to the Chief of BHR and the President.
The BHR Report is issued after the President's Office and the Chief of BHR review the Incident Report that contains a finding of violation of or non-compliance with the Employment Plan or includes a recommendation of corrective action with the Department Head of the Department involved in the complaint. The BHR Report either confirms implementation of the Compliance Officer’s recommended action, or explains why the recommended action was not implemented and describes the alternative action the President has elected to take and the specific reasons for such alternative action.
After the Compliance Officer and BHR refer instances of Political Contact or Unlawful Political Discrimination to the Office of the Independent Inspector General, the OIIG will issue a summary report. The President and the Chief of BHR shall review the OIIG Summary Report with the Department Head of the Department involved in the complaint. If the OIIG Summary Report contains a finding that an Unlawful Political Contact or Unlawful Political Discrimination has occurred or includes a recommendation of corrective action, within 30 days of receipt of the OIIG Summary Report, the President or his or her designee shall prepare a President’s Report, which shall include the following:
a. A description of the complaint and any other information received pertinent to the investigation;
b. A description of the findings discovered in the course of the investigation;
c. Recommendations of OIIG for correction of the Unlawful Political Contact or Unlawful Political Discrimination,
d. Such other information as the President may deem relevant to the investigation or resulting recommendations; and
e. A statement (i) confirming implementation of the OIIG’s recommended action or (ii) an explanation of why the
recommended action was not implemented and a description of any alternative action the President has elected to
take and the specific reasons for such alternative action.
Incident Reports, BHR Reports and President's Reports as described above are available to the public upon request.
Please download the form below to request such documents. (NOTE: this is a fill-in PDF form that can be completed and then printed or saved and emailed)
Request for Documents
Office of the President
118 North Clark Street
Room # 834