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    Tenth Report Filed
    March 18, 2014

    On March 18, 2014, the Tenth Report of the Compliance Administrator was filed, pursuant to the terms of the Supplemental Relief Order. See the Reports section for details.

    Ninth Report Filed
    April 5, 2013

    On April 5, 2013, the Ninth Report of the Compliance Administrator was filed, pursuant to the terms of the Supplemental Relief Order. See the Reports section for details.

    Eighth Report Filed
    April 30, 2012

    On April 30, 2012, the Eighth Report of the Compliance Administrator was filed, pursuant to the terms of the Supplemental Relief Order. See the Reports section for details.

    Seventh Report Filed
    October 13, 2011

    On October 13, 2011, the Seventh Report of the Compliance Administrator was filed, pursuant to the terms of the Supplemental Relief Order. See the Reports section for details.

    Status on Objections
    September 22, 2009

    Checks were mailed out via certified mail on September 1, 2009 to all claimants who filed and objection and received an award from the Court.

    Status on Objections
    May 5, 2009

    The Court has decided all of the Objections to the Determination of the Compliance Administrator. You should receive notification of its decision shortly. The CA has no information about when the County will issue checks to the awardees. We will update the website upon receiving further information.

    New Compliance Administrator Appointed
    March 2, 2009

    On March 2, 2009 Judge Wayne Andersen appointed Mary Robinson as Cook County Compliance Administrator. For more information on her appointment, see the March 2 press release.

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    Countyshakman.com is an online resource for residents and others who may be interested in the on-going work of the Court-appointed “Compliance Administrator.” On November 30, 2006, Judge Wayne Andersen appointed a Compliance Administrator to ensure that the County of Cook complies with all proper hiring and employment practices as they relate to political considerations. The Compliance Administrator was appointed pursuant to the federal civil lawsuit titled Michael L. Shakman, et al. v. Democratic Organization of Cook County, et al., Case No. 69 C 2145. The holding in that lawsuit includes the prohibition of employment practices that are based on political considerations. This lawsuit is discussed in detail in the Background page of this website.

    The Order entered on November 30, 2006, is entitled Supplemental Relief Order (SRO). It contemplates a two year plan by which the County, if found to be compliant by Judge Andersen, will be dismissed from the lawsuit. The SRO also details the duties and responsibilities of various individuals and entities, including the Compliance Administrator. The Compliance Administrator’s duties include studying existing employment practices, policies and procedures for non-political hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline and discharge; observing actual hiring sequences; assisting in formulating a new hiring plan; aiding in establishing a training program to educate and train supervisors and employees on non-political hiring practices; making recommendations to the Court as to how to resolve issues regarding Shakman exempt positions; monitoring compliance; adjudicating pre-SRO violations and filing periodic reports.

    The Compliance Administrator filed her Initial Report on January 3, 2007. It details the results of her study and her recommendations as of that date. It also sets out her staffing needs and the powers she deems appropriate to effectuate her responsibilities.

    There are a number of components to the SRO and the Compliance Administrator’s duties. Some are in the process of being addressed and some will be addressed in due course. We encourage you to contact us on the Contact Us page of this website. If you previously have contacted the Compliance Administrator's office and did not recieve a response, please contact us again. Your input on any aspect of the SRO is important to us.

    You may have a claim as an aggrieved individual because you believe that political considerations affected your job or you were denied employment because of political considerations. If that is the case, then you should visit the Filing A Claim page of this website to find out information related to your claim and access a Claim Form.

    Your input on any aspect of the SRO is important to us.

    This website addresses issues related to Cook County. If you are looking for Shakman information related to the City of Chicago, visit www.shakmanmonitor.com.


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    Disclaimer: The content of this website should not be construed as legal advice.
    The Compliance Administrator is not able to provide legal advice about whether an individual should remain a member of the class or about whether an individual has a claim.
    Any individual considering submitting a claim may consult with a lawyer of her or his choice.