Policy & Guidance

The Forest Preserves of Cook County Office of the General Superintendent helps develop and implement policies, procedures, and public policy statements that have agency-wide implications. Below is a list of current policies and procedures:


Policy Category Policy Name
Administrative Development Committee & Fundraising Policy
Administrative Naming Committee & Permanent Naming Policy
Administrative Partnership Policy
Emergency & Safety Aggressive Dog Ban Policy
Emergency & Safety Emergency Management & Safety Committee Policy
Emergency & Safety Emergency Safety Response Policy
Emergency & Safety Identity Protection Policy
Emergency & Safety Inclement Weather & District Closures Policy
Emergency & Safety Violation of Firearms Concealed Carry Policy
Financial Cash Handling Policy
Financial Contract Signature Authorization Policy
Financial Employee Gift Restrictions Policy
Financial Employee Travel Policy
Financial Procurement Card Policy
Human Resources & Legal Alcohol & Drug Use Policy
Human Resources & Legal Domestic/Sexual Violence & Harassment In The Workplace Policy
Human Resources & Legal Nepotism & Fraternization Policy
Human Resources & Legal Non-Discrimination Policy
Human Resources & Legal Overtime-Comp & Additional Time Policy
Human Resources & Legal Pickets, Protests, & Demonstrations Policy
Human Resources & Legal Reasonable Accommodations Request Policy
Human Resources & Legal Workplace Violence Policy
Operational Communications Tower & Other Tall Structures Policy
Operational Drone Usage Policy: General Public | Forest Preserves Employees
Operational Electronic Communications & Technological Use Policy
Operational Email Usage & Email Blasts Policy
Operational Key Control Policy
Operational Mobility Device Usage Policy
Operational Salvage Disposal Policy
Operational Seed Source Policy
Operational Service Animal Policy
Operational Signage & Wayfinding Policy
Operational Smoking Restrictions Policy
Operational Technological Device Removal Restriction Policy
Operational Tree Management & Removal Policy
Vehicle / Equipment Incident Review Board Policy
Vehicle / Equipment Parade Float Policy
Vehicle / Equipment Parking Placard Policy
Vehicle / Equipment Vehicle / Equipment Policy


In addition to the policies listed above, Forest Preserves of Cook County employees must comply with all other policies found in the Employee Handbook, Employment Plan, and Supplemental Policies Manual as well as all applicable Cook County policies (including, but not limited to Harassment, Workplace Violence, Ethics and Human Rights).


For questions concerning policies, please contact:


Forest Preserves of Cook County
Office of the General Superintendent
69 W. Washington St., Suite 2040
Chicago, IL 60602
Office: (312) 603-8351
Email: Anthony.Tindall@cookcountyil.gov

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