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The City of Chicago’s Salary Ordinance is officially referred to as the “Regulations Governing the Administration of the Classification Plan and Employee Benefits for Classified Positions Set Forth In the Annual Appropriation Ordinance”. These regulations contain provisions governing compensation administration and benefits for all city positions.
Contextualized Literacy is designed to raise the literacy levels of participants within a particular occupational context. Adult learners with low academic skill levels advance more rapidly when their learning is contextualized to a particular career or industry.
Customized training provides participants with comprehensive training linked to full-time employment in specific fields. The focus is on high-demand occupations in manufacturing, service industries and healthcare.
The Department of Law is interested in placing law graduates and licensed attorneys in our Extern Program. This program is designed to provide participants with a challenging, unpaid externship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service. This program is for attorneys who have been hired by law firms, but their start dates have been deferred or they have been offered a “sabbatical” leave to provide pro bono work.
While many victims of domestic violence fear they will be discriminated against by their employers after they disclose their situations, there are federal laws, which can provide job protection. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of domestic violence, talk with a lawyer or advocate to learn more about your legal rights and options.
The Illinois Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act, or VESSA, provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to an employee who is a victim of or who has a family member who is a victim of domestic or sexual violence to address issues arising from domestic or sexual violence.
The Department of Law invites law students to apply for its Extern Program. This program is designed to provide students with a challenging externship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service. Participants in the Extern Program are not compensated however course credit is available pursuant to your school’s externship program.
The Commission on Human Relations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. For more information about the kinds of discrimination these ordinances prohibit and what remedies are available, please see Discrimination Cases as well as the applicable Ordinances and Regulations.
Innovative programs provide employment-related services tailored to the needs of underserved populations such as immigrants, veterans, persons with disabilities, the homeless, non-custodial parents, persons with chemical dependencies and persons with criminal backgrounds.
The preference granted under this section shall be in the form of preference in processing. Applicants who qualify under this section will receive consideration before other qualified applicants for approved, vacant positions unless superseded by a collective bargaining agreement.
The Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program attracts bright, highly motivated individuals, gives them a broad overview of municipal government and provides a unique, “hands-on” experience. Fellows participate in budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of city government and work directly with Mayor’s Office staff.
Transitional Jobs provide temporary, publicly-subsidized employment that combines work, skill development, job readiness training and supportive services to help participants overcome substantial barriers to employment.
The federal Workforce Investment act (WIA) supports youth workforce services which provide an individualized combination of education, skill enhancement, career exploration, job-readiness skills, apprenticeships and internships, and occupational training that lead to employment or post-secondary education.
The Commission on Human Relations promotes appreciation of Chicago's diversity and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Commissioners, advisory councils, and staff conduct pro-active programs of education, intervention, and constituency building to discourage bigotry and bring people from different groups together.