Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) 

Non-Discrimination| Harassment | Retaliation

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to providing a safe and secure working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the Chicago Board of Education’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and investigates adult-to-adult and student-to-adult allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

As defined in the policy:

Discrimination means “unjust or prejudicial treatment, including harassment and sexual misconduct, towards individuals due to the person’s real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”

Harassment means “unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, visual, and/or physical conduct that is the person's real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”

Retaliation in part means “adverse employment action, such as discipline or denial of or access to a service or benefit against any person for having made a complaint, report, or participated in an investigation of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.”

Review the resources below for more information or to access the form to file a complaint.

Resources

Non-Discrimination Statement
Concerns or inquiries regarding sex discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be made to the Board’s Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Student Protections and Title IX (OSP) or the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 312-730-1560 or ocr.chicago@ed.gov.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The EOCO implements the Combined Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504 Policy by investigating requests for accommodation and providing reasonable accommodations to employees, job applicants, and members of the public. These responsibilities include working with qualified employees with disabilities and their supervisors to provide reasonable accommodations in order to assist employees in the performance of their essential job functions.

Review the resources below for more information or to access the forms to apply for a reasonable accommodation.

Resources

ADA Forms

Student Accommodations
To obtain information about accommodations and special education supports and services for students with diverse learning needs, please contact:

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1800
Fax: 773-553-1800
odlss@cps.edu

Sign Language Interpreter Program

CPS provides reasonable accommodations to ensure CPS activities are accessible to parents, staff, and other community members with disabilities. This support includes providing skilled sign language interpreters to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing parents, staff, and other adults. To request a skilled sign language interpreter for a CPS-related activity, complete the Sign Language Interpreter Request Form and submit this form to the EOCO. The EOCO will work with vendors to schedule skilled sign language interpreters for the requested event or activity.

Contact Information

Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)
42 W. Madison St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1013
Fax: 773-553-1091
EOCO@cps.edu

 

Non-Discrimination| Harassment | Retaliation

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is committed to providing a safe and secure working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the Chicago Board of Education’s Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy and investigates adult-to-adult and student-to-adult allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

As defined in the policy:

Discrimination means “unjust or prejudicial treatment, including harassment and sexual misconduct, towards individuals due to the person’s real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”

Harassment means “unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, visual, and/or physical conduct that is the person's real or implied membership in one or more of the Protected Categories.”

Retaliation in part means “adverse employment action, such as discipline or denial of or access to a service or benefit against any person for having made a complaint, report, or participated in an investigation of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.”

Review the resources below for more information or to access the form to file a complaint.

Resources

Discrimination, Harassment, and/or Retaliation Form

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The EOCO implements the Combined Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504 Policy by investigating requests for accommodation and providing reasonable accommodations to employees, job applicants, and members of the public. These responsibilities include working with qualified employees with disabilities and their supervisors to provide reasonable accommodations in order to assist employees in the performance of their essential job functions.

Review the resources below for more information or to access the forms to apply for a reasonable accommodation.

Resources

ADA Forms

Sign Language Interpreter Program

CPS provides reasonable accommodations to ensure CPS activities are accessible to parents, staff, and other community members with disabilities. This support includes providing skilled sign language interpreters to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing parents, staff, and other adults. To request a skilled sign language interpreter for a CPS-related activity, complete the Sign Language Interpreter Request Form and submit this form to the EOCO. The EOCO will work with vendors to schedule skilled sign language interpreters for the requested event or activity.

Contact Information

Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO)
42 W. Madison St., 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1013
Fax: 773-553-1091
EOCO@cps.edu

Student Accommodations

To obtain information about accommodations and special education supports and services for students with diverse learning needs, please contact:

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS)
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1800
Fax: 773-553-1800
odlss@cps.edu

 

Discrimination | Sexual Harassment | Retaliation

The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the Comprehensive Non-Discrimination, Title IX, and Sexual Harassment (Policy). Therefore, this office investigates allegations of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation. Discrimination as defined in the Policy, in part means “unlawful discrimination on the basis of any classifications protected by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Illinois and applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, national origin or sexual orientation.”

Sexual Harassment as defined in the Policy means “ any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favors or conduct of a sexual nature when

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or participation in an education program or activity or receipt of Board services;
  2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis of any employment, education or service decision affecting the individual;
  3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the work performance of an employee, a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment.” Per the Policy, retaliation against any person for having made a complaint or report of discrimination, sexual harassment or participating or aiding in an investigation of discrimination or sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.

Resources

Receipt of Materials and Information Acknowledgement
Discrimination Complaint
Title IX And Sexual Harassment Policy


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) implements the combined American with Disabilities Act and 504 (Policy) work with qualified employees with disabilities and their supervisors to provide reasonable accommodations so employees to assist in the performance of their essential job functions. Review the resources below for more information, or to apply for a reasonable accommodation.

Resources

Instructions for ADA Request for Accommodation
Authorization for Release of Medical Information
Healthcare Provider Certification
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Combined Americans With Disabilities Act and 504 Policy


Sign Language and Interpreter Program

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) provides reasonable accommodations to assure accessibility for parents, staff and other adults with disabilities who participate in any CPS activity. This support includes providing skilled sign language interpreters to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing parents, staff and other adults. To request a skilled sign language interpreter for a CPS related activity, complete the Sign Language Interpreter Request Form.


Contact Information

Equal Opportunity Compliance
42 W. Madison St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone: 773-553-1013
Fax: 773-553-1091
EOCO@cps.edu

 

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