From CPS: “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 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.”
More details below. Take a look, tell us what you think. Is this helpful, reassuring, accurate? Why do you think it’s coming out now? Seems to me it’s doing triple duty — partly to make good on transparency promises, partly to make the case for more funding for CPS, and lastly to help make the argument for salary freezes or cuts.
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
The unpaid days were established as a way of coping with the District’s
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
The vendor contracts are available online at the CPS Department of
Procurement and Contracts home page at: