Under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 and extended on April 1, 2020, by Executive Order 2020-18 Open Meetings Act provision related to in-person attendance by members of a public body has been suspended. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders, it is the Employee Appeals Board goal to be as open and as transparent as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic with the public. In efforts of doing such, the Employee Appeals Board will take submissions of public comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (312) 603-7876 on or before 1:30 p.m. on a date of the meeting. Any and all submissions made by the public will be read into the recording of the public meeting. The open session recording will be promptly posted to the Employee Appeals website for the public to review.
EAB 4-28-2020 Part 1
EAB 04-28-2020 Part 2
Title Employee Appeals Board
Contact Name G. A. Finch
Contact Title Chairperson
Contact Email EmployeeAppeals.Board@cookcountyil.gov
Function The Employee Appeals Board exists to hear career service employees' appeals of termination for cause, demotion and suspensions of 11 days or more.
Member Name Term Expires Appointed By Position
G. A. Finch 12/04/2019 Cook County Board President Chairperson
Julia Riekse 07/01/2018 Cook County Board President Member
Arthur Wheatley 07/01/2016 Cook County Board President Member
Gregory Zyvert 12/17/2020 Cook County Board President Member
Term Six Years
Confirmation Yes, by Cook County Board
Compensation Members earn $500 per official meeting of the Employee Appeals Board attended, not to exceed $12,000.
Qualifications No. Selection exclusively at the discretion of the Cook County President
Composition Five (5) members, all appointed by the President of Cook County Board of Commissioners
Authority Section 44-59 of Cook County Code of Ordinances