Preventing Sexual Harassment

Service Information

Cook County Government takes all forms of harassment very seriously, and delivers mandatory Preventing Sexual Harassment training to all employees.

In addition to the training and resources available through the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, President Preckwinkle convened the Cook County Anti-Harassment Working Group in October 2018 to review and enhance policies for preventing and prohibiting harassment in the workplace. Her office also conducted a Culture of Reporting Harassment survey, which recorded more than 1,500 responses.

“It is a top priority of my administration to create a workplace where employees and members of the public are treated with respect and support,” President Preckwinkle said. “I am grateful to the Working Group for their contributions to produce this report. The recommendations from the Working Group are thoughtful and practical and we have already implemented some of the action items and are working on the long-term recommendations.”

The Working Group was comprised of a diverse group of external experts in anti-harassment work and staffed by Office of the President (OUP) employees from the Bureau of Human Resources (BHR) and the President’s Office.

On May 30, 2019, Cook County published Enhancing Our Culture: Anti-Harassment Working Group Report. The report focused on five broad categories in their results: policies and standard operating procedures; reporting and investigation protocol and processes; training and awareness; workplace culture; and transparency. 

For more information, or to file a complaint, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Office or the Office of the Independent Inspector General.

Cook County Bureau of Human Resources
EEO Office
118 N. Clark Street, Suite 840
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6577
Fax: (312) 803-9654


Office of the Independent Inspector General
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 1160
Chicago, IL 60602

Complaint Hotline: 877-IGTIPLN (877-448-4756) or (312) 603-0745. Please be sure to speak slowly and clearly when leaving your information.

To schedule an appointment to file a complaint in person call: (312) 603-0350.