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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Position on Performance Management Approved at Annual Meeting

The following position was approved by the LWVCC membership at the Annual Meeting held on May 11.

Performance Management

The League supports the use of performance management system(s) by all elected and appointed officials in Cook County Government in order to improve the workings of the County for its citizens.

A. Such performance management system(s) should set goals reflecting core missions and duties, results-oriented measures, and targets of achievement for individual departments and across related departments that need to work together to achieve desired results.
B. Wherever appropriate, benchmarks and best practices from government entities and private industry should be utilized in setting goals and targets of achievement.
C. Results should be reported at regular intervals (at least yearly), should be made available to the public in an easily readable format, and should be archived.

This position was a result of a study done of the STAR Performance Management System within Cook County government. The full report from the study group can be accessed at STAR Report. The STAR Performance Management information for Cook County can be accessed on the Cook County website at

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