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Do NOT use your FSA Debit Card in 2015 for 2014 expenses after December 31, 2014. To claim 2014 expenses after December 31, you must use a  Claim Form (click here).  You have until April 29, 2015 to claim 2014 expenses.  Rollover Funds from 2014 will be available in early May, 2015.


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Important Information Regarding Pension Contribution Changes Effective February 1, 2015

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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Employee Winter Blood Drive

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

Thursday, January 29, 2015; 8:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Zeidler Municipal Building, Room 102 (Broadway Street entrance - Fishbowl).

Register now to reserve a time slot! "Walk-ins" are welcome, however, registered employees have first priority. "Read More' for registration instructions.

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2015 Pension Contribution Proposal (R. 12.11.14)

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.

Questions? Send e-mail to

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Healthy Rewards Program for 2015

Announcing the launch of the revamped "Healthy Rewards Program" which is Phase II of the Wellness Your Choice Milwaukee (WYCM) initiative for City employees and their spouses/partners. Earn 100 points between August 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 to qualify for a $250 Health Reimbursement Account. Phase I must be completed to participant in Healthy Rewards! See "Read More" for details about the program. An updated FAQ document has answers to common questions about the program, and the Upcoming Program flyer has details on programs for Health Rewards Points.

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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

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(414) 286-3751

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Employee Relations Director

Maria Monteagudo


Phone: 414.286.3398
Fax: 414.286.0203