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HR Updates featuring Flex Dependent Care Changes

Updated: Apr 27, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Policy

The City's FFCRA policy can be found here with a video that outlines the policy and some helpful details on how to understand how it might apply to you. The flow charts at the end of the policy should be particularly helpful. This policy addresses questions of how the City will handle leave, childcare and illness during the COVID Crisis. You can contact DeSha Kalmar,, for more in-depth questions regarding this policy.

Flexible Spending: Medical and Dependent Care

The CARES Act reinstates some eligible expenses coverages under Medical Flex as well as allowing changes to Dependent Care Flex mid-year. For more information click here to find change forms and more information under the PBA update.

Worker's Compensation and COVID-19

On Monday, 4-13-2020, the Governor announced that he asked the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission to adopt an Emergency Rule Change to make sure that First Responders and Front-Line Workers who develop COVID-19 receive benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act.

For more information, check the Worker’s Comp FAQ on the home page of


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