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Important Notice About DER's Reception Area

To help protect the health and safety of the Department of Employee Relation's (DER) workforce during this period of uncertainty, the reception area will be closed to walk-ins until further notice.  To speak with a DER representative call (414) 286-3751. 

To schedule a meeting or complete step 2 of your I-9, call (414) 286-3751 and your call will be directed to the appropriate personnel.

For questions about benefits, worker's compensation, and employee assistance:

Employee Benefits, call (414) 286-3184 or email

Worker's Compensation, call (414) 286-2020 or email

EAP Coordinator, call (414) 286-3145 or email

Policy and Administrative Guidelines

The latest policy and administrative guidelines are below. The most recent guidelines are listed first. Employees will be informed via enotify and text message once updated policies are available.

COVID-19 Policy and Administrative Guidelines Updated 8.4.20

Proclamations by Mayor Tom Barrett


Read the proclamation Updated 7.1.20

Read the proclamation Updated 6.4.20

Read the proclamation Updated 5.11.20

Read the proclamation Updated 3.20.20

Read the original proclamation. Updated 3.16.20

Department Resources

Employee Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

City of Milwaukee DER Director Mari Monteagudo 

@ Maria Monteagudo, Director



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