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.
This FAQ document has been updated to include the specific language for the salary adjustments to be considered by Council in conjunction with the implementation of City Charter changes related to new pension contributions for certain general city employees. The 2015 Budget and the City Charter changes required as a result of the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision were approved by the Common Council on November 7, 2014. The Salary Ordinance amendments needed to implement the salary adjustments for eligible employees funded and approved in the 2015 Budget are included with Common Council File #140856 scheduled to be heard by the Finance and Personnel Committee on Monday, December 15, 2014.
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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:
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Technicians, Engineers and Architects of Milwaukee (TEAM)