Main Office
118 N. Clark St.
Room 834
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number
(312) 603-3300
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The Bureau of Human Resources, located on the 8th floor of 118 N. Clark, is fully operational, but working remotely to serve the needs of Cook County employees. All requests to return to work, FMLA, ADA, and EEO are being handled remotely/electronically or may be scanned onsite using the copier available on the 8th floor. If you cannot submit remotely, complete instructions on electronic submissions using the copier are located on the door of Room 840.  For all other Human Resource services, please email the appropriate contact in the each division or you may leave a message on their County work phone.   

BHR Labor Division              

EEO & ADA Accommodations

BHR Personnel Services       

Leave of Absence                  

Workforce Strategy              

Employment Verification      




The Department of Human Resources directs and coordinates all human resource activities for those departments under the jurisdiction of the President of the Cook County Board. These activities include maintaining an applicant tracking system which monitors the status of job applications which have been submitted to the Department. The Department is also responsible for classification and compensation, collective bargaining and labor-management relations.

Snapshot of Cook County Government

  • Cook County employs over 22,000 employees who work in a variety of skilled jobs and trades.
  • Health Care – Cook County established the nation’s first blood bank in 1937. Cook County Hospital was the first to have a dedicated unit for trauma services. Today our healthcare system treats more cancer patients than any other provider in the metropolitan area.
  • Technology – Cook County’s Bureau of Technology provides technology support to Cook County offices and employees, with its wide area network providing service to more than 120 municipalities.
  • Courts – Cook County oversees one of the nation’s largest unified criminal and civil justice system, and administers the largest single jail site in the country.
  • Highway – Cook County maintains almost 600 miles of roads and highways.
  • Land – Cook County assesses the value of more than 1.5 million parcels of taxable land, and collects and distributes tax funds as a service for local government taxing bodies.
  • Safety – Cook County provides vital services to local government, from conducting elections in suburban areas to offering 911 services in unincorporated areas and municipalities.


Unlawful Political Discrimination

If you have information concerning unlawful political discrimination in connection with any aspect of Cook County government employment, you should contact the Office of the Independent Inspector General (OIIG) at (877) 448-4756 or (312) 603-0350. Alternatively you can file a complaint by fax or mail using the form below. Complaints can be made anonymously.

Link to Office of the Independent Inspector General Cook County Web Page


Prevailing Wage Rates and Procurement Code Information:

Per the County’s Procurement Code, Section 34-163, find below the link to the Illinois Department of Labor web site with the current prevailing wage rates:  IL Dept of Labor