Department of Human Resources is comprised of six areas with distinctly individual functions that work together to serve our employees and the public.
The Department of Human Resources currently employs 92 full-time staff members and has an annual operating budget of $6,512,215.
Programs and Initiatives
DHR is comprised of six areas with distinctly individual functions that work together to serve our employees and the public.
Employment Services governs the hiring and promotion process for all City of Chicago departments and maintains job classification responsibilities and compensation programs. It also develops and implements recruitment and retentions programs.
Information Services is responsible for the creation, maintenance and disposition of personnel records. It manages the online CAREERS application process, the Department’s web site and other technology initiatives.
Strategic Services works to enhance the productivity of the city’s workforce through a variety of programs that include training and employee development initiatives, and employee assistance services.
Finance and Administration is responsible for managing the fiscal and administrative operations of the department. Such functions include employee tuition reimbursements, attendance records, issuing of employee identification cards, and budget related matters.
The three-member board is appointed by the Mayor and is charged with the responsibility of conducting hearings and rendering decisions in instances of alleged misconduct by career service employees. The Board also presides over appeal hearings brought about by disciplinary action taken against employees by individual city departments.
Ensures the City's compliance with federal and state laws, and City ordinance, policy, and Personnel Rules regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. The office provides impartial complaint resolution through mediation, investigation, or intervention; specialized training for the work force; and technical assistance for nonprofits, sister agencies, and the public.