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Verification for City of Milwaukee New Hires / Re-Hires

The City of Milwaukee is required by Federal law to hire only persons who are legally authorized to work in the United States. To comply with the law, employers must verify the identity and employment authorization of every person who is hired by having each new hire/re-hire complete the Form I-9.

Completion of Form I-9 is a mandatory condition of employment for ALL individuals employed by the City of Milwaukee. Failure to comply by the deadline may result in separation from City employment. 

Completing Form I-9 is a 2-STEP process with 2 deadlines:

SECTION 1The employee must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 online at

  • DEADLINE:  Employee start date and NO EARLIER than one week before the start date. 
    • For use of a City computer, visit the Department of Employee Relations (DER), City Hall, 200 East Wells St, Room 706, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

SECTION 2:  In order to complete Section 2, the employee must come to the Department of Employee Relations to present acceptable original, unexpired document(s) as indicated in the instructions.

  • DEADLINE: Within the first 3 days of the start date – NO SOONER THAN the start date and NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. on the third day of work.

I-9 Related Resources:

R. 10.01.14

Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 706
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515
Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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General Information
(414) 286-3751
TDD: (414) 286-2960

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(414) 286-5555 (24-hour recording)

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(800) 996-7566
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