Department of Employee Relations (DER)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BREACH OF PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
In response to recent information from Dynacare Laboratories concerning City of Milwaukee employee's personal information, all employees will be receiving a letter from Dynacare Laboratories with information about the risk of identity theft and an offer of one-year free membership in Experian's "ProtectMyID Alert," an identity protection service.
We encourage all employees to take advantage of this offer in addition to making use of any other fraud alert options available via your bank or credit card. Additional identity theft protection information is available from the federal or state government at:
WAGE INCREASE INFORMATION (FAQs)
The information included in this FAQs section is provided for informational purposes only. DER reserves the right to modify this information at any time for any reason consistent with provisions of the 2013 Salary Ordinance, Part II, Section 2(b). Please check back for periodic updates. Click here for the Wage Increase FAQ's (R. 8/15/13).
Attention City of Milwaukee Employees
On July 23rd the Common Council approved a proposal from Mayor Tom Barrett to implement a general wage increase of 1.5% for eligible non-represented City employees and the following certified labor unions:
- Fire Equipment Dispatchers, Local #494
- Local #494 IBEW DPW Electrical Group
- Local #195 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Plumbers Local 75
- Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council
- Association of Allied Services Personnel – Police Support Services Personnel*
* Different wage increase terms can be found in the labor agreement.
This wage increase is effective Pay Period 14 of 2013 (June 23rd) and only applies to employees who are residents of the City of Milwaukee. Employees who establish residency outside the City of Milwaukee on or after June 23rd will no longer be eligible for this wage increase effective the date of the change in status.
Please note that the wage increase does not apply to employees in the classifications of Election Inspector, Chief Inspector, and Municipal Court Commissioner; employees represented by the MPSO, MPA, and Local 215; members of Boards and Commissions unless otherwise authorized by a footnote (Section X of the Salary Ordinance); Elected Officials (Section XI of the Salary Ordinance); and employees of the Employees’ Retirement System whose compensation is determined by the Executive Director and/or the Annuity and Pension Board.
In addition, the Council has approved a lump-sum, non-pensionable, non-base building payment of 1.5% of wages earned between PP 2 and PP 13 of 2013 for eligible general city employees and employees in the aforementioned labor groups. The specific details of this payment, including specific provisions for members of ALEASP, can be found in Part II, Section 2b, of the Salary Ordinance. In general, this payment will be based upon an employee’s wages earned during a period of continuous City of Milwaukee residency commencing on or after PP 2 through PP 13 of 2013. Eligibility for this payment will also be contingent upon the eligible employees’ continued City of Milwaukee residency through the end of PP 26 of 2013. It is anticipated that this payment will be issued in February of 2014.
The Department of Employee Relations will be closed on:
- Tuesday, December 24
- Wednesday, December 25
- Tuesday, December 31
- Wednesday, January 1