Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Compliance

What is the role of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance section?
DEIC advises all OIG sections on issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity as applied to operations and products and assures the consideration and inclusion of community voices and experiences directly in all of OIG’s work. DEIC uses quantitative and qualitative data to monitor trends and patterns across City departments to identify potential equity and inclusion deficiencies and to provide recommendations for improvement.

DEIC also reviews, monitors, and audits key processes in the City of Chicago’s hiring plans; receives and investigates complaints regarding the hiring process, including allegations of unlawful political discrimination and other improper considerations or influence; and receives and reviews escalations from the Department of Human Resources regarding anomalies that occur during a hiring process.

How are the results of DEIC’s work communicated?
DEIC activities, such as audits, compliance reviews, and evaluations, appear in OIG Quarterly Reports and are published on OIG’s website regularly. DEIC also publicly reports, at least annually, findings and analysis on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues across all City departments.

How does DEIC contribute to good government?                                                     
DEIC ensures that City managers and personnel are held responsible to transparent, fair, equitable, and inclusive practices throughout the City, including employment practices, departmental programs, and provision of services.

What should be reported to DEIC?
You should report any observations, questions, or concerns about procedural improprieties; disparate outcomes and inequities; all forms of bias, prejudice, and harassment; favoritism; or political influence in employment actions, in addition to any issues of equity or inclusion that may occur in your experiences and interactions with the City of Chicago.

How can I contact DEIC?
You can report complaints or suggestions related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and employment-related processes online or by calling (866) 448-4754.