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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.
In partnership with the Department of Streets and Sanitation, the Customized Work Services Program combines elements of a transitional jobs program will with various City of Chicago work services projects.
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.
Before they accept any gift, City employees and officials should consider not only whether the law permits them to keep the gift, but whether accepting it may create the perception that their independent judgment will be compromised.
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.
Several provisions of the Governmental Ethics Ordinance (Municipal Code of Chicago, Chapter 2-156) contain restrictions relevant to City employees who have employment or business interests outside of City government.
The community re-entry support program is setup to reduce recidivism among the formerly incarcerated by providing a "navigator" that will refer the ex-offender to agencies that deliver case management, skill assessments, individual goal development, job-training, housing, substance abuse counseling and other support services.
La Comisión de Relaciones Humanas publica información en español sobre las Ordenanzas de Discriminación en la Ciudad de Chicago y como se hacen cumplir. Usted puede descargar información usando el link que aparece abajo.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program, sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging, is a training program designed to assist the mature worker (at least 55 years old) in re-entering the job market. It operates under a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor under the Title V of the Older Americans Act.
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 Transitional Jobs Program for ex-offenders provides temporary publicly subsidized employment that combines work, skill development and supportive services to help participants overcome substantial barriers to employment. The program provides services that rapidly place recently released persons with felony convictions into paid work experience assignments.
The Workforce Centers for Businesses focus on assisting employers with their workforce development and staffing needs. The centers target employers representing industries including manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, retail and a range of customer service operations. Center staff will assess the employer’s workforce needs, including the identification of skill gaps or critical skills shortages in their current workforce.
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.
This program offers year-round youth workforce development services focused on career awareness, exploration, preparation and job placement to Chicago youth ages 14-21. Each YRC Career Development Center will also work to place more than 120 youth annually in private-sector and community-based employment opportunities.