File a Human Resources FOIA Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.  Each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, so requests should be submitted to the department that maintains the records you want. All Freedom of Information requests submitted to City of Chicago departments must include the following information:

  1. The name, mailing address, email address and/or daytime phone number of the requester;
  2. A description of the records that are being requested.

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Human Resources FOIA Information">Click here to submit a FOIA request online

Visit the Department of Human Resources home page for a summary of our purpose.

Human Resources is located in City Hall, Rooms 100 and 1100.

FOIA Officers for the Department of Human Resources:

  • Joy Kim, Policy Analyst
  • Maureen Lawless, HR Records Administration Manager
  • Melissa Nunchuck, Compliance Officer

There are no boards, commissions, committees, or council that operate in an advisory capacity relative to the opinions of the Department of Human Resources, or which exercises control over its policies or procedures, or to which the Department of Human Resources is required to report and be answerable for its operation.

The Department of Human Resources maintains the following categories of records:

  • Employee Lists
  • Employee Work Histories

Please note: All records listed on this page may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Under the Act, the Department may charge fifteen cents per page after the first 50 pages, as well as actual costs for documents copied to CD.

Documents and information available on the department website include:

  • Current City of Chicago Job postings
  • Hiring Progress Reports to the Court
  • City HR Policies
  • Job Specifications
  • Job Series Classification
  • Municipal Pay Schedule
  • Shakman Agreed Settlement Order and Accord
  • City's Hiring Plan
  • Non-Shakman Exempt Hires
  • Senior Manager Hires

For Human Resources FOIA requests, write to:


FOIA Officer:
121 North LaSalle Street
City Hall, Room 1100
Chicago, IL 60602



Please note that all FOIA requests are posted online. FOIA requests are public information, and when you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the City's website.

Please be specific about the information you are seeking, and indicate the exact locations and dates. Please indicate in your request how you would like the information sent to you (via email, mail, or available to pick up at our office).

Due to our request volume, the most efficient way for us to respond to questions is via email:

View the Department of Human Resources Organizational Chart 

Click here for the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program & Initiative Page