September 27, 2011

Mayor Emanuel Releases Absenteeism Data for Refuse Crews

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

As part of the Administration’s commitment to transparency and ongoing effort to increase accountability and enhance services for taxpayers, today Mayor Emanuel announced the release of new data that which shows the average daily absenteeism of workers at the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS). This data will be updated monthly.

“Chronic absenteeism forces us to reduce tree trimming and rodent control in order to perform garbage collection,” said Mayor Emanuel. “As the city faces unprecedented financial challenges, I am committed to protecting the taxpayers and spending every dollar with the absolute certainty that we are providing residents with the services they depend on at the lowest possible cost.”

The data can be found at:

To date the Mayor’s Office has released over 250 datasets, including salary information, city contracts, lobbyist disclosures, and crime. All of the data sets can be found at