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. 

Log into the online benefits area to review your current benefits elections. Read More
Benefits Eligibility Eligible employees include: Read More
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… Read More
This page includes submitted public disclosures, reports released by the Board of Ethics, and statements of the Board of Ethics. Read More
Direct appointment position openings can be found on the right side of this page under the Downloads section. If there are no current openin… Read More
Certificate of Insurance Cook County is often requested by outside parties to provide evidence of Cook County’s self-insurance coverage in… Read More
2023 Cook County Gives Campaign October 11, 2022 – October 31, 2022 Read More
The following are the Collective Bargaining Agreements for Cook County for the periods of 2004-2008, 2008-2012, 2012-2017, 2017-2020 and 202… Read More
Commuter Benefit Regardless of how you get to work, the Commuter Benefits Program lets you pay for your el Read More
Compliance Below are links to documents made available as required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), COBRA and HIPAA. Read More
Compliance As required under the Employment Plan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hired a Compliance Officer whose primary res… Read More
The Cook County Reopening Plan for Offices Under the President (OUP) outlines OUP’s phased approach to reopening Cook County facilities to e… Read More
Resources The files and links below are here to assist employees with the Cook County Time (CCT) system. Read More
Deferred Compensation Nationwide is excited to announce the Cook County Plan Monthly Worksh Read More
Dental Plans Dental coverage is provided at no charge. You have a choice of two plans: Read More
Employee Benefits Newsletters 2023  Read More
Cook County employees contribute 8.5% of their pensionable salary to the Cook County Pension Fund (CCPF). (Sheriff’s Police contribute 9%.)… Read More
Below are answers to commonly asked questions and issues regarding the employment process in Cook County. Read More
July 30, 2010, Cook County transitioned to an online application system. As of this date, certain Cook County entities (referenced below) no… Read More
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office provides oversight of the County's equal employment policies and programs.  It is the role of this… Read More
The following Disclosure and Request Forms are collected by the Cook County Board of Ethics in compliance with Cook County's Ethics Ordinanc… Read More
Dependent Day Care FSA If you pay to care for dependents while at work, use these funds to Read More
  Health Care FSA Use these funds to pay for a broad array of eligible expenses (such as Read More
Health and Benefits Literacy Health literacy is important.  We all need to be able to understand and use h Read More
Health Insurance Statements The Department of Revenue issues statements to employees for the payment of health insurance deduc… Read More
Cook County Board of Ethics provides the following information to support candidates for Cook County office to have awareness of and comply… Read More
Cook County IT Help Desk For assistance with logging into ESS, employees should contact their agency's Help Desk. Read More
Universal Life Insurance Voluntary Universal Life Insurance - this coverage is entirely employee paid, provides a death benefi… Read More
  Group Term Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance Group Term Basic Life Insurance — totally County paid, this coverage is eq… Read More
This ordinance requires that all employers who contract with Cook County government to provide labor or who operate on property in Cook Coun… Read More
Medical Benefit Plans Read More
New Employees Congratulations on your new position and welcome to Cook County!   Read More
New VehiclesEach department of Cook County Government is responsible for procuring its vehicles for employees to use for County business.Onc… Read More
Available on this page is the Cook County Personnel Rules pursuant to the authority of the Bureau Chief of Human Resources. It is located on… Read More
PGS (Printing and Graphics Services) Order Liaisons or authorized employees submit a completed PGS Order Request Form along with print-ready… Read More
Important Notice Effective January 15, 2022, consistent with President Biden’s recent Executive Order and federal guidance, Co… Read More
Cook County Government takes all forms of harassment very seriously, and delivers mandatory Preventing Sexual Harassment training to all emp… Read More
Each individual has the right to work in a respectful, safe, inclusive environment that promotes equal opportunities and is free from any fo… Read More
The Local Records Act (50 ILCS 205) regulates the preservation or disposal of the records of all units of local government in Illinois. Wha… Read More
In order to ensure that the law and policies are followed, all employees, regardless of whether they hold exempt or non-exempt positions, ha… Read More
A request for an advisory opinion or request for an investigation may be made by completing and returning the proper forms below to the Boar… Read More
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… Read More
Overview October 28, 1969, a lawsuit entitled Michael Shakman, et al., v. Democratic Organization of Cook County, et al., No. 69 C 2145 (N.… Read More
Shared FleetThe Cook County Shared Fleet is a countywide program that is accessible to all Cook County employees for County business.Shared… Read More
Submitting A Claim The General Liability Division investigates and works to resolve claims filed by citizens who allege they have been harm… Read More
In accordance with the provisions of Section XIII of the Cook County Employment Plan, the following Supplemental Polices are included herein… Read More
Termination / COBRA Coverage for employee health benefits ends on the last day of the month following employment termination d… Read More
Vehicle MaintenanceThe Cook County Sheriff Vehicle Services maintains all Cook County passenger and light duty vehicles.The Sheriff Vehicle… Read More
Vision Plan Vision coverage is provided at no charge. Read More
Cook County recently underwent a multi-year project to modernize its telephones and telecommunications infrastructure. Most traditional land… Read More
Cook County is pleased to offer multiple voluntary benefits options offered through Mercer, administered by Benefit Harbor. These plans are… Read More
So let’s get started on our healthiest year ever! Read More