Chicago Public Schools post position file 


“We are committed to transparency," says CEO Ron Huberman

 

May 26, 2010

 

Chicago Public Schools officials today announced that the District’s full Employee Position File – which lists the names, job titles, departments and salaries of all full-time CPS employees – is  posted on-line.

 

The Employee Position File can be accessed on CPS’ homepage by clicking on the FY2011 budget information pageor by going to Stats and Facts under the “Employees” section.

 

By posting the Position File quarterly, CPS is making available the most up-to-date, detailed information regarding its budget. 

 

“We are committed to transparency, and this is an example of CPS making public information readily and easily available to the public,” Huberman said.

 

The public will now have access to the Employee Position File, which will be updated quarterly with information on all CPS employees, as well as the CPS’ budget book, which provides an overview of all spending for the year.

 

While the Employee Position File will show the base salaries of CPS employees, it will not reflect the 15 unpaid holidays, furlough and shutdown days that have being mandated for all non-union CPS employees this year. Those days amount to an approximately 6 percent salary reduction, officials said. Last year, non-union employees took 6 unpaid days.

 

The unpaid days were established as a way of coping with the District’s financial crisis. CPS is currently facing a $600 million deficit in FY 2011, as well as being owed $420 million in late payments by the State of Illinois.

 

The posting of CPS’ Employee Position File comes just months after another District transparency initiative in which district vendor contracts were made available for on-line viewing. Over the next 60-90 days, CPS will continue to post additional budgetary information online.

 

The vendor contracts are available online at the CPS Department of Procurement and Contracts home page.

 

“We will continue to look for opportunities to make information available that helps explain how we operate. The public can be assured of our ongoing commitment to transparency,” Huberman said.

 

Chicago Public Schools serves approximately 409,000 students in more than 670 schools. It is the third-largest school district in the nation.

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Chicago Public Schools serves 417,855 students in 675 schools. It is the nation’s third-largest school district.

 

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