Employee Appeals Board

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 employeeappeals.board@cookcountyil.gov  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 4-28-2020 Part 1 (Audio)

EAB 04-28-2020 Part 2

EAB 04-28-2020 Part 2 (Audio)


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