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POLICIES and GUIDELINES (City of Milwaukee) 


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page revised 08.28.15

Americans with Disabilities Act / Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act / Wisconsin Fair Employment Act 05.30.12
Anti-Harassment Policy, City of Milwaukee 01/11
Auxiliary Resource Program 08.13.14

 City Service Rules

  • Amended as of 08.22.15:  City Service Rule XIII (Discharge, Appeal, Hearing), Section 5., Pre-hearing conference.
 Cloud Policy 04.15.14
 Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks, Guidelines on 01/13

Disciplinary Appeals to the City Service Commission, Guidelines for

  • Appeal Form:
    • MS Word (This version is formatted as a fill-in form)
    • Adobe PDF (This version is formatted to be completed by hand)

 Discipline and Grievance Procedure for General City Employees:  Adobe PDF

 Dual Residency Policy Statement 09.23.98
 Drug-Free Workplace Act (05/96) 05/96
 Elections:  Compensation Policy for City Employees Working at the Polls on Election Day 09/12
 E-Mail Use Policy 10.19.09
 Exempting Positions from Civil Service, Policy and Procedure Statement Relating to 03.20.15
 Firearms and Dangerous Weapons in the Workplace, Policy Prohibiting 02/12
 FMLA Policy for General City Employees 04.30.14

Furlough Policy and Administrative Guidelines


Grievance Procedure, Workplace Safety, General City:  click here


Holiday Requests: Guidelines Regarding Request for Optional Holiday: click here

 Internet Use Guidelines  
Notice Required when Separating Employees upon Expiration of a Medical Leave of Absence 11/10
Pay Policy for Time Not Worked Because of Snowstorms, Natural Disasters or Civil Emergencies 01.08.12
Reclassifications, Reallocations and Title Changes: Approach and Procedures 08/06
 Reinstatement Policy 12.17.13
 Social Media Policy 06.01.11

Temporary Appointment Memo

Vacation and Transitional Vacation Account (TVA) Guidelines 04.23.13
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy 12/12


Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 706
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515

  8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Monday - Friday

The Dept. of Employee Relations is closed:
Thursday, December 24 & 31
Friday, December 25
& Jan. 1

General Information
(414) 286-3751
TDD: (414) 286-2960

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

Verification of Employment
(City of Milwaukee employees)
(800) 996-7566
Employer Code: 11692

City Service Requests
(414) 286-CITY (2489)