Employee Services

Cook County has an employee base of over 22,000 dedicated professionals that provide our wide-ranging services each day.

The services below are intended for County employees only - if you are not a County employee, please consider looking through some of the other Service areas for our public facing services. 

Employee Benefits

Access My Enrollment

Log into the online benefits area to review your current benefits elections.
Fleet Management

Agency Vehicles

Each agency within Cook County Government is responsible for procuring vehicles for County business. Once vehicles have been approved and p…
Employee Benefits

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits EligibilityEligible employees include:
Board of Ethics

Board of Ethics Board Meetings & Members

The Board of Ethics is composed of five members appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners with the advice and con…
Board of Ethics

Board of Ethics Public Disclosures, Reports & Statements

This page includes submitted public disclosures, reports released by the Board of Ethics, and statements of the Board of Ethics.
Bureau of Human Resources

Career Opportunities in Offices Under the President

Direct appointment position openings can be found on the right side of this page under the Downloads section. If there are no current openin…
General Liability

Certificate Of Insurance

Certificate of InsuranceCook County is often requested by outside parties to provide evidence of Cook County’s self-insurance coverage in co…
Employee Benefits

Charitable Giving - Cook County Gives

2024 Cook County Gives CampaignOctober 16, 2023 – October 31, 2023
Bureau of Human Resources

Collective Bargaining Agreements

The following are the Collective Bargaining Agreements for Cook County for the periods of 2004-2008, 2008-2012, 2012-2017, 2017-2020 and 202…
Employee Benefits

Commuter Benefits

Commuter BenefitRegardless of how you get to work, the Commuter Benefits Program lets you pay for your eligible transit expense
Employee Benefits

Compliance

ComplianceBelow are links to documents made available as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), COBRA and HIPAA. Employees…
Bureau of Human Resources

Compliance Information and Reports

ComplianceAs required under the Employment Plan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hired a Compliance Officer whose primary respo…
Bureau of Technology

Cook County Time

Resources The files and links below are here to assist employees with the Cook County Time (CCT) system.
Employee Benefits

Deferred Compensation

Deferred CompensationCook County offers a Section 457 deferred compensation plan as a tax-deferred method for yo
Employee Benefits

Dental Plans

Dental PlansDental coverage is provided at no charge. The dental plans offer two dental exams and cleanings per year.
Office of the President

Discount Parking Program

Employee Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

 
Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits Newsletter

Employee Benefits Newsletters2023
Cook County Pension Fund

Employee Pension

Cook County employees contribute 8.5% of their pensionable salary to the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF). (Sheriff’s Police contribute 9%.)…
Bureau of Human Resources

Employment Application FAQ

Below are answers to commonly asked questions and issues regarding the employment process in Cook County.
Bureau of Human Resources

Employment Application Process

July 30, 2010, Cook County transitioned to an online application system. As of this date, certain Cook County entities (referenced below) no…
Bureau of Human Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity Office

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office provides oversight of the County's equal employment policies and programs.  It is the role of this…
Board of Ethics

File Disclosures and Requests with the Board of Ethics

The following Disclosure and Request Forms are collected by the Cook County Board of Ethics in compliance with Cook County's Ethics Ordinanc…
Employee Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts - Dependent Day Care

Dependent Day Care FSA If you pay to care for dependents while at work, use these funds to cover eligible expen
Employee Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts - Health Care

 Health Care FSAUse these funds to pay for a broad array of eligible expenses (such as deductibles, copays, den
Department of Risk Management

General Liability - Programs and Certificates of Insurance

General Liability  
Employee Benefits

Health and Benefits Literacy

Health and Benefits LiteracyHealth literacy is important.  We all need to be able to understand and use health information to m
Employee Benefits

Health Insurance Statements

Health Insurance Statements The Department of Revenue issues statements to employees for the payment of health insurance deduc…
Board of Ethics

Information for Cook County Candidates

Cook County Board of Ethics provides the following information to support candidates for Cook County office to have awareness of and comply…
Employee Benefits

IT Help Desk Directory

Cook County IT Help Desk For assistance with logging into ESS, employees should contact their agency's Help Desk
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

la Cumbre Pathways to Cook County

Este es un evento dinámico y colaborativo que fomenta la inclusión, transparencia y compromiso cívico que presenta proveedores, talleres y s…
Employee Benefits

Life Insurance - AIG Universal Life

Universal Life Insurance Voluntary Universal Life Insurance - this coverage is entirely employee paid, provides a death benefi…
Employee Benefits

Life Insurance - Group Term Basic and Supplemental Life

 Group Term Basic and Supplemental Life InsuranceGroup Term Basic Life Insurance — totally County paid, this coverage is equal…
Commission on Human Rights

Living Wage Ordinance and Regulations

This ordinance requires that all employers who contract with Cook County government to provide labor or who operate on property in Cook Coun…
Employee Benefits

Medical Plans

Medical Benefit Plans
Employee Benefits

New Employee

New EmployeesCongratulations on your new position and welcome to Cook County!  
Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment

 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

Pathways to Cook County Summit

This is a dynamic and collaborative event fostering inclusivity, transparency, and civic engagement featuring vendors, workshop…
Bureau of Human Resources

Personnel Rules & Policies

Available on this page is the Cook County Personnel Rules pursuant to the authority of the Bureau Chief of Human Resources.
Printing and Graphics Services

PGS Order Form

PGS (Printing and Graphics Services) Order Liaisons or authorized employees submit a completed PGS Order Request Form along with print-ready…
Employee Benefits

Prescription Drug Plan

Prescription Drug BenefitWhen you enroll in a medical plan, you automatically receive prescription drug coverage through CVS/Ca…
Bureau of Human Resources

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Cook County Government takes all forms of harassment very seriously, and delivers mandatory Preventing Sexual Harassment training to all emp…
Office of the Independent Inspector General

Prohibition of Discrimination and Harassment

Each individual has the right to work in a respectful, safe, inclusive environment that promotes equal opportunities and is free from any fo…
Employee Benefits

Qualifying Life Events (QLE)

Qualifying Life Events
Records Management

Records Inventory and Disposal

The Local Records Act (50 ILCS 205) regulates the preservation or disposal of the records of all units of local government in Illinois. Wha…
Office of the Independent Inspector General

Reporting Political Contacts

In order to ensure that the law and policies are followed, all employees, regardless of whether they hold exempt or non-exempt positions, ha…
Bureau of Human Resources

Shakman Exempt Positions

An exempt position is one that involves policy making to an extent or is confidential in such a way that political affiliation is an appropr…
Bureau of Human Resources

Shakman Information/ Employment Plan

OverviewOctober 28, 1969, a lawsuit entitled Michael Shakman, et al., v. Democratic Organization of Cook County, et al., No. 69 C 2145 (N.D.…
General Liability

Submitting a Claim

Submitting A ClaimThe General Liability Division investigates and works to resolve claims filed by citizens who allege they have been harmed…
Bureau of Human Resources

Supplemental Policies

In accordance with the provisions of Section XIII of the Cook County Employment Plan, the following Supplemental Polices are included herein…
Employee Benefits

Termination / COBRA

Termination / COBRACoverage for employee health benefits ends on the last day of the month following employment termination dat…
Employee Benefits

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance
Fleet Management

Vehicle Maintenance

The Cook County Sheriff's Fleet Management Office maintains all Cook County passenger and light duty vehicles. The Sheriff's Office operate…
Employee Benefits

Vision Plan

Vision PlanVision coverage is provided at no charge.
Bureau of Technology

VOIP Telephone System

Cook County recently underwent a multi-year project to modernize its telephones and telecommunications infrastructure. Most traditional land…
Employee Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

Cook County is pleased to offer multiple voluntary benefits options offered through Mercer, administered by Benefit Harbor. These plans are…
Employee Benefits

Wellness

So let’s get started on our healthiest year ever!