Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The Chicago Transit Authority is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. CTA is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employee’s and qualified applicants. Our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Unit ensures that employment decisions are based on legitimate business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination. Retaliation against an employee or applicant who has filed a complaint or interference with an employee or applicant’s right to file a complaint concerning such matters is prohibited.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable to use our online tools to search and apply for open positions, please email us for assistance, or contact us by calling 312-681-2225,  option 6. Please be certain to indicate the specific assistance you require. If you are an applicant requesting a religious accommodation for the employment application or pre-hire process, please email the Equal Employment Opportunity Unit at

The EEO Unit is available to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) assistance, community outreach, trainings, and/or guidance regarding EEO-related issues. 

EEO Unit Contact information

Hotline: (312) 681-2610 (24-hours)
Fax: (312) 681-2696


PDFEEO Policy Statement

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

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