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The City is currently reviewing the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on residency released June 23, 2016. Please check back as information regarding the implications of this decision will be posted here when available. 


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Salary adjustments for general City employees for 2016 (r. 04.08.16)

Common Council File #151209 was approved by the Finance and Personnel Committee and the Common Council in December 2015. Therefore, changes were made to the Salary Ordinance that allowed the Department of Employee Relations to create and administer salary adjustment provisions in 2016 for City of Milwaukee employees who have been excluded from pay progression practices allowed under career ladders created in 2012 and beyond or employees covered by provisions of labor agreements.

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Pension Contribution Changes Effective 02.01.15 (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. 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.

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You can save a life by sharing only 45 minutes of your time!

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Healthy Rewards Program: Only 1 week left!

There is still time to complete the Healthy Rewards Program and receive a $250 HRA. The deadline to submit points is June 30th.

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Contact Us

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


General Information
(414) 286-3751
(414) 286-5555 (jobs hotline)
(414) 286-2960 (TDD)

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Employee Relations Director

Maria Monteagudo


Phone: 414.286.3398
Fax: 414.286.0203