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Record #: F2021-61   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 7/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: Inspector General's audit on Shakman exempt titles regarding ward superintendents
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Inspector General, - REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2021-61.pdf

SHAKMAN EXEMPT LIST AUDIT FOR WARD SUPERINTENDENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUM MARY|910|
CONCLUSION|910|FINDINGS|910|RECOMMENDATIONS|910|DHR RESPONSE|910|BACKGROUND|910|
THE CITY'S HIRING PLAN|910|WARD SUPERINTENDENT POSITION|910|WARD SUPERINTENDENT SELECTION 9
LEGAL STANDARD FOR SHAKMAN EXEMPT STATUS 10
METHODOLOGY 12
FINDING AND RECOMMENDATIONS 13
CONCLUSION 18
APPENDIX A: BUREAU OF STREET OPERATIONS ORGANIZATIONAL CHART 19
APPENDIX B: BUREAU OF SANITATION ORGANIZATIONAL CHART 20
APPENDIX B: CHAPTER XI WARD SUPERINTENDENTS DRAFT PROCESS 21


ACRONYMS
DHR Department of Human Resources
DSS Department of Streets and Sanitation
OIG Office of Inspector General

























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SHAKMAN EXEMPT LIST AUDIT FOR WARD SUPERINTENDENTS




CITY OF CHICAGO OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

SHAKMAN EXEMPT TITLES LIST AUDIT CONCERNING WARD SUPERINTENDENTS
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NEVERTHELESS, DSS ALLOWS ALDERMEN TO HAND PICK WARD SUPERINTENDENTS
• Six of the ten ward superintendents interviewed by OIC arguably did not at the time of hire meet the minimum requirements for the job set by the
' Department of Human Resources in
- consultation with DSS

One incumbent ward superintendent was previously recommended to be terminated for misconduct in a prior DSS job and was designated as resign...

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