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Preckwinkle Calls for Audit of Cook County Employees' Productivity

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Preckwinkle Calls for Audit of Cook County Employees' Productivity

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The Democratic candidate for Cook County Board President says it’s time for the county to demand higher performance standards from its employees.

Chicago Ald. Toni Preckwinkle yesterday talked about the need for the county to provide better services to the public. She says she’s been getting requests from unhappy county employees since she first announced her candidacy for board president.

PRECKWINKLE: Would I please do something about the fact that there was a person in their office who read the newspaper all day while they were trying to do their work, or who was on their personal cell phone all day while they were trying to do their work?

Preckwinkle says the lack of accountability and efficiency saps resources and hurts voters’ confidence in county government. She’s calling for a comprehensive staff audit to measure employee productivity.

Preckwinkle says she would take a 10 percent pay cut on her first day in office. She is running against Republican Roger Keats and Green Party candidate Tom Tresser.

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