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Notice Regarding Wisconsin Appeals Court's Decision on Residency

On July 21st the Wisconsin Court of Appeals unanimously upheld Milwaukee’s 75 year old residency requirement. The Court found that the statute enacted in the 2013-2015 state budget does not preempt the City’s home rule authority as it relates to residency. This decision means that the City can resume enforcement of the residency requirement.

The City is currently assessing implementation options. In light of this decision and the City’s ability to resume enforcement of the residency requirement, employees are reminded of the risks associated with establishing residency outside of the City of Milwaukee limits. Additional information will be forthcoming.

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Important Information Regarding Pension Contribution Changes Effective February 1, 2015 (r. 02.11.15)

Effective February 1st or Pay Period 4 of 2015, all general city employee members of the Employee’ Retirement System who were hired prior to January 1, 2014 will contribute 5.5% of their earnable compensation (i.e., base salary) towards their pension as a result of recent Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision. The following table summarizes employees’ eligibility for salary adjustments as a result of having to make this 5.5% contribution per the WI Supreme Court decision on Act 10.

Wage Increase and Residency FAQs (R. 10.09.14)

On June 24, 2014 the Common Council approved a proposal from Mayor Tom Barrett to implement a general wage increase of 1% for eligible non-represented City employees and members of the following certain certified bargaining units: SEIU Healthcare District 1199, Staff Nurses’ Council -- Technicians, Engineers and Architects of Milwaukee (TEAM)

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street, Room 706
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515

  8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Monday - Friday
City offices will be closed 9/7/15.

General Information
(414) 286-3751
TDD: (414) 286-2960

Employment Opportunities
(414) 286-5555 (24-hour recording)

Verification of Employment
(City of Milwaukee employees)
(800) 996-7566
Employer Code: 11692

(414) 286-CITY (2489)


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Employee Relations Director

Maria Monteagudo


Phone: 414.286.3398
Fax: 414.286.0203