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Transcript of CDPH NEO

What to Expect?
Chicago Department of Public Health

Presentation Overview
Chicago Department of Public Health

Employee Expectations
CDPH Environment
237 square miles of land with 77 community areas containing more than 100 neighborhoods

Sanitary engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River to prevent a recurrence of epidemics, giving the city the world's only river that runs backward.

The First U.S. blood bank was established in Chicago’s Cook County Hospital in 1937 by Bernard Fantus

Chicago Fun Facts
Major Achievements
Commissioner of CDPH
CDPH Organization
The CDPH Workplace
Useful Resources
Still learning your way around? Get the
Chicago Neighborhood App

See a breakdown of Chicago's various neighborhoods. Know what neighborhood you're currently in!
Estimated 2,695,598 residents. Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S.


Chicago has MANY nicknames including: The Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and The City That Works.
CDPH Policies & Procedures
Employee Benefits
Introductions to CDPH Staff
opportunities related to your position or program area
Payday is twice a month!
Day-to-Day Employee Musts
- employee must live in the city of Chicago as set forth in Section 2-152-050 of the Municipal Code of Chicago

"This participation and commitment is essential to the development of a strong sense of public service as it relates to the citizens of Chicago.”

Dress Code
- Refer to policy.
Various Policies of Note*
* This is by no means an exhaustive list. Refer to the Employee Handbook for additional CDPH Policies. Some of these policies also require that staff complete additional training.
Health, Vision & Dental
- Domestic Partner Coverage
- Flexible Spending Account

For Open Enrollment information:
call 1.877.299.5111.

Life Insurance
Term Life Insurance, Prudential (1-800-778-3827)
Universal Life Insurance, Metlife (1-800-638-6855)

Long Term Disability (1-800-778-3827)

Please Note: Speak to an HR Representative for specific information on deadlines and requirements for enrolling in these services. Benefit enrollment dates may vary.
Insurance Coverage
Types of Leave
Personal (with immediate supervisor approval)
Maternity and Medical (includes disability)
Family and Medical Leave Act (must meet DOL requirements)
VESSA (as permitted by the Family and Medical Leave Act)
Parental (as permitted by the Family and Medical Leave Act)
Employee Wellness Program: Chicago Lives Healthy

The following types of free health care are offered to all participants:
Free annual health screening;
Free health risk assessment;
Free health check-ins and health risk coaching;
See http://www.chicagoliveshealthy.com/ for more info!

Public Awareness
Public Health Accreditation
Pioneering Research
Depending on your position, a union representative may contact you.
Different Program Areas make up the Health Department.
Maternal & Child Health
Emergency Preparedness
Communicable Disease
Mental Health
Acknowledge Receipts of Policies
CDPH Sites
(Office & Clinic Locations)
The Board of Health required vaccination of all children.
Commissioner required the reporting of contagious diseases by physicians.

Chicago became 1st city in the U.S. to adopt a compulsory milk pasteurization ordinance.
Commissioner began campaign against venereal disease: education/distribution of prophylactic outfits in brothels.
The 1st Board of Health in Chicago was established to combat the threat of cholera.

The first CDPH health center was established in the Uptown community.
Public health authorities assigned 90% of the city’s health workers to reach a goal of one million inoculations in 2 weeks. One year later, Chicago had only 28 cases.

In 1959 when the U.S. went through a record- breaking year for polio, Chicago had only one case.
CDPH is the first big city health department to get accreditation.
An AIDS Activity Office opened for surveillance and public awareness. The Chicago Area AIDS
Task Force was established.
City agencies come together to address obesity as the Interagency Departmental Task Force on
Childhood Obesity (IDTF), which was led by CDPH.
The Chicago/Cook County Tuberculosis Task Force was established to develop a coordinated response
to the area’s escalating TB problem. The Epidemiology Program was also established.
CDPH is named Local Health Department of the Year.
History of CDPH
Chicago incorporated as a city (4,170 residents) with 3 health commissioners and a health officer.

School Health
Violence Prevention & Behavioral Health
Quality Improvement/Public Health Administration
Policy &
Community Engagement
Environmental Health
Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Transit Benefits

Municipal Pension Plan

City Observed Holiday Schedule
(for salaried employees)

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Lincoln's Birthday*
Washington's Birthday*
Pulaski Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veteran's Day*
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
1 Personal Day

* Prevailing Rate Employees not entitled to these holidays
Security Card to get into building (DePaul only)
Access to CDPH Systems, Email &
Primary Care Physicians
Below Poverty Level
New Employee Orientation
Ten Essential PH Services
Administration and Finance
new city employees will receive:
13 Vacation Days
Sick Days (awarded for active employees on 1st of each month)
Time Documentation System
Swipe In & Out

CDPH's Pay Periods
From 1st to the 15th of the month, paid on the 22nd
From 16th to the end of the month, paid on the 7th

Background Check Consent Form
CDPH Gift Ban Policy
CDPH Media Relations Policy
Child Support Affidavit Form
City of Chicago Driver’s License Verification Policy
Commitment to Follow the City of Chicago Code of Conduct Policy
Confidentiality Statement
Criminal Background Disclosure Release Form
DCFS Acknowledgment of Mandated Reporter Status
Disclosure of Indebtedness to the City of Chicago Form
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (now includes Sexual Harassment)
Employment Eligibility Verification Form (i-9)
Ethics Notice and Rules
Ethics Pledge
HIPAA Compliance Acknowledgment Statement for Employee
Hire Certification Form
Information Security Policy (formerly known as Information Management Policy)
Local Mileage Reimbursement and Other Local Transportation Policy
Mail Policy (Mail Addressed to Neighborhood Health Centers and Other Programs No Longer In Existence)
Outside Employment Policy
Policy on Training Required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Residency Affidavit
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