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Record #: O2015-7374   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/14/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-74 by adding new Section 2-74-170 requiring Department of Human Services to develop Minority Employment Plan to increase number of Hispanics and African-Americans employed by City of Chicago
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration
Attachments: 1. O2015-7374.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a melting pot with individuals who come from an incredible variety of ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, Chicago is recognized and celebrated for this diversity; and

WHEREAS, this diversity is a prime contributor to Chicago being a world class city; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago desires to have a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of its population in order to effectively represent its citizens and benefit from their unique skills and talents; and

WHEREAS, Hispanics and African-Americans have historically been underrepresented in numerous departments throughout the City, both overall and in management positions, and this underrepresentation is still shockingly present throughout the City; and

WHEREAS, many Chicago residents speak Spanish as their primary language but have difficulty receiving city services due to the lack of an adequate number of bilingual employees; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to address these problems and ensure that they do not occur again in the future; NOW, THEREFORE,


SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. Chapter 2-74 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is amended by adding a new Section 2-74-170 as follows:

Section 2-74-170 Minority Employment Plan.

A. The department of human resources must develop and implement a City of Chicago Minority Employment Plan to increase the number of Hispanics and African-Americans employed by the City of Chicago and the number of bilingual persons employed by the city at supervisory, technical, professional, and managerial levels. The department of human resources will prepare and update this plan annually, in consultation with the departments.


The commissioner of the department of human resources must provide a comprehensive report to the Cit...

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