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Record #: F2014-59   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Inspector General's Quarterly Report (2014 Q2)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Quarterly
Attachments: 1. F2014-59.pdf
Report of the Office of Inspector General: *************************

Quarterly Report of the Office of Inspector General Second Quarter 2014

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July 15,2014

866-IG-TIPLINE (866-448-4754) www, chicagoinspectorgeneral. org

Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N Sedgwick. Suite 200 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773)478-7700 l;ax: (773) 478-3949

July 15, 2014

To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, the City Clerk, the City Treasurer, and the residents of the City of Chicago:

Enclosed for your review is the public report on the operations of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) during the second quarter of 2014, filed with the City Council pursuant to Section 2-56-120 of the Municipal Code of Chicago.

Among the more significant events of the second quarter is the dismissal of the City of Chicago as a defendant in the 45 year old Shakman case. In June, Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois found the City in substantial compliance with the Shakman Accord. Based on that finding, which was validated by the court-appointed Monitor, Noelle Brennan, and the plaintiffs as led by Michael Shakman, the court formally shifted all hiring oversight responsibilities from the Federal Monitor to OIG. This formalized a handoff of responsibilities that had been transitioned to OIG over the preceding two years.

Additions to the hiring plans for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Chicago Fire Department (CFD) were critical to the City's achievement of substantial compliance. Among other things, the plans, as amended, include more rigorous, standard-based, documented processes governing CPD's operational deployments, assignments, and merit promotions as well as CFD's temporary assignments, assignments, and performance selection. In addition, substantive changes were made to the administration of the CPD Merit Selection...

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