As part of the adoption of the 2016 budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council established the City of Chicago Absenteeism Task Force (“Task Force”) to study City employee absenteeism and make initial recommendations for reducing and managing absenteeism. The 20-member Task Force included aldermen, labor representatives and senior leaders from multiple city departments.
On April 15, 2016, the Task Force released their report which outlined City absenteeism and absenteeism issues. The Task Force’s report provides a comprehensive set of recommendations to reduce absenteeism across City departments and increase the efficiency of City services on behalf of taxpayers.
As the City continues to manage absenteeism, the Task Force is making available City employee absentee data for the public to review.