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Record #: O2011-730   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/9/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 3/9/2011
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-74-020 regarding powers and duties of Commissioner of Department of Human Resources for imposition of certain examination fees
Sponsors: Balcer, James, Pope, John, Harris, Michelle A., Cardenas, George A., Beale, Anthony, Burke, Edward M., Rice, John
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 74 Dept. of Human Resources
Attachments: 1. O2011-730.pdf
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 2-74-020 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, as follows:
2-74-020 Department established - Composition - Commissioner's powers and duties.
There is hereby established an executive department of the City of Chicago which shall be known as the department of human resources. The commissioner of human resources shall be the chief executive officer of the department of human resources and shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council and shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. The commissioner of human resources shall be responsible for the general management and control of the department of human resources in a manner consistent with the ordinances of the city, the laws of the state, and the rules of the department. The commissioner of human resources shall have the power and duty to:
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(8) (a) Impose a fee for the preparation, administration and processing of examinations relating to entry level positions in the city service. The maximum examination fee relating to each entry level examination shall be as follows:
Police officer $30.00
Uniformed service in fire department 30.00
Professional series (multiple positions) 10.00
Other 1 5.00
The commissioner may provide by rule for a waiver of the examination fee for an applicant who provides appropriate documents that the applicant is receiving unemployment compensation, supplementary security income or general assistance, or that the applicant's income is below the federally-defined poverty level at the time of the application; provided, however, that, if the applicant is hired forthe position for which the applicant took the examination, the applicant shall be required to reimburse the city for the examination fee.
The commissioner shall provide by rule for a waiver of the examination fee relating to entr...

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