Announcements from the District Compliance Administrator
Final Announcement from Jan Carlson, DCA | February, 2013
I am pleased to announce that on February 4th the Court found that the Forest Preserve District is in Substantial Compliance with the Shakman Decree and dismissed the district from the Shakman litigation. Copies of the Agreed motion and order have been added to our site under heading of Court Orders. We have also included the final draft of the Hiring Plan, and a copy of the transcript of the final hearing.
Serving the Court and the people,of Cook County for the past four years has been a great honor. We have all worked very hard to produce a system of highly transparent Human Resource procedures. We have included a variety of checks and balances to assure that all HR activities are void of any undo influence or political discrimination.
Thanks go to my staff for their hard work. Thanks also to President Preckwinkle, General Superintendent Randall and their Legal and HR staffs.
District Compliance Administrator
Memo from Jan Carlson, DCA | November 1, 2011
As the Compliance Administrator and the District enter the final stages of the journey toward substantial compliance, it is my feeling that the Court and all parties will be best served by more frequent reporting of our activities. Beginning with the report filed today, my office will issue reports each month. We have set a goal to publish these reports on or before the 15th day of the following month. This report describes the districts employment activities and steps taken to implement the new employment plan and other policies and procedures during the month of September, 2011. We have identified 10 categories of District employment actions that we will use as a template, and upon which we will report.
Memo from Jan Carlson, DCA | April 6, 2011
Earlier today it was called to my attention that the item labeled on our site as my Interim Fourth Report to the Court was actually a duplicate copy of our third report. I sincerely apologize for this oversight, the responsibility for which rests solely with me. The appropriate version of my Fourth Report as filed with the Federal District Court has now been posted in its proper place. I apologize for any inconvenience my error may have caused you.
Memo from the DCA | December 8, 2010
The Supplemental Relief Order (SRO) that governs the actions of the District Compliance Administrator requires that the DCA send a Notice of Determination to each claimant regarding his final decision. That Notice was mailed on November 23rd, 2010. The SRO further requires that within 30 days of sending that Notice the DCA must provide the District with a list of Claimants eligible for an award. That requirement was met on December 1st, 2010. Within 60 days of receipt of the DCA's Notice, the District is required to mail a check in the amount of the award to each claimant. Their deadline for mailing checks therefore is January 31st, 2011. Once the matter has been passed to the District, as it was on December 1st, the DCA no longer has any control. We have no knowledge of when the checks will be mailed. The DCA's staff attempted to get current addresses from everyone before providing the list to the District, therefore the check will be mailed to the address on the claim form unless the claimant has subsequently provided us with a new/different address. I hope that this informaton will be of some assistance to you all.