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Record #: F2017-48   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Department of Human Resources and Office of Budget and Management hiring timeliness follow-up inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General
Attachments: 1. F2017-48.pdf

Office of Inspector General
City of Chicago

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Report of the Office of Inspector General: *************************

Department of Human Resources and Office of Budget and Management Hiring Timeliness Follow-UpInquiry

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July 2017

866-IG-TIPLINE (866-448-4754) www.clnccieoinspectorgeneral.orp

Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Sued. Suite 200 Chicago. Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773)478-7709 Fax: (773) 478-3949

July 6,2017
To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents of the City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its December 2015 audit of the City's hiring process. Based on the Department of Human Resources (DHR) and Office of Budget and Management's (OBM) responses, OIG concludes that while the City has begun implementation of corrective actions related to the development, tracking, and analysis of performance goals, it has not implemented corrective actions to address other OIG recommendations.

The purpose of the 2015 audit was to determine if the City filled vacant positions in a timely manner. Our audit found that the City took an average of nearly six months to till vacant positions. OIG concluded that a significant portion of the six-month time lapse to fill a vacancy, which was intended to prevent annual personnel spending from exceeding City Council appropriations, in fact reduced personnel spending below City Council appropriation amounts to the potential operational detriment of City departments.1 In addition, the City had not set formal goals for how long the full hiring process should take and did not otherwise track the time-to-hire for filling departments' vacancies. Finally, the City had no procedures in place to identify or measure hiring delays and had not established guidelines to assist depart...

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