Pursuant to the Judgment entered in the case of Michael L. Shakman, et. al. v. The Democratic Organization of Cook County, et. al., No. 69 C 2145 on October 26, 1984, the Chicago Park District and its employees are prohibited from conditioning, basing, or affecting the hiring of any governmental employee (except certain Exempt Positions) upon any political reason or factor.
HIRING MUST NOT BE BASED UPON OR AFFECTED BY THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE’S POLITICAL AFFILIATION, POLITICAL SUPPORT OR ACTIVITY, POLITICAL FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION, PROMISES OF SUCH POLITICAL SUPPORT, ACTIVITY, OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION. NOR MAY HIRING BE BASED ON OR AFFECTED BY THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEE’S POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION.
EMPLOYEE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
If you are contacted in any manner by a political person (an appointed or elected official, including Chicago Park District Commissioners, political party official, or anyone known to you as an agent, employee, representative or official of a political organization or party) regarding an attempt to affect any aspect of employment, you are required to report such contact to the Chief Monitoring Officer for the Chicago Park District. Failure to report contact from a political person can result in discipline up to and including termination.
Chief Monitoring Officer:
Beka Reierson, Deputy General Counsel