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Department of Employee Relations
Effective Monday, October 3, 2016, Gallagher Basset Services, Inc. (GB) will become the City’s third party administrator (TPA) for all worker compensation claims. GB has been in the risk management services industry since 1962 and has had a presence in the state of Wisconsin since 1981. GB offices are located in the City of Milwaukee at 115 S. 84th Street. The most critical change being implemented with this transition is the requirement to call 1-844-MIL-CLMS or 1-844-645-2567 to report a claim. This dedicated line will be staffed by Registered Nurses who will collect information regarding the injury, assess the situation, and make a recommendation of care.
On July 26, 2016, Common Council File #160453 was approved. This file enacts legislation imposing a residency requirement on law enforcement, fire, and emergency personnel to reside within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Milwaukee. This charter ordinance takes effect on October 11, 2016.
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.
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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