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Important Information regarding the adoption of a Salary and Wage Incentive Policy to encourage City residency
On May 7th, the Common Council approved a resolution that established a policy to provide salary incentives for city employees to become and remain city residents. This policy will replace the wage differentials currently in place implemented as a result of legislative action in 2013 and 2014.
At the May 22nd meeting of the Finance and Personnel meeting, a specific proposal recommending a uniform wage differential for employees who are non-residents will be presented to the Finance and Personnel Committee. The proposal will also include a new Salary Ordinance containing two pay plans, one for residents and one for non-residents. These recommendations will not include any further reductions to current salaries of non-resident employees.
2019 Salary Adjustments for General City of Milwaukee Employees
Salary adjustments for general city employees for this year were funded via an amendment to the 2019 City of Milwaukee budget. The specific language of the amendment included a footnote to the Wages Supplement Fund indicating an intent to implement a 3% wage increase for general city employees beginning in Pay Period 13 of 2019.
In conjunction with the amendment, the Department of Employee Relations (DER) was directed to recommend a process back to the Common Council for distributing the pay increases. DER will be making its recommendations to the Finance and Personnel Committee at the May 22nd meeting. The DER report will include specific provisions defining who may or may not be able to receive the 3% wage increase.
The report containing the aforementioned recommendations can be found below .
Finance and Personnel Committee Cover Letter
Part I and Part II of the revised Salary Ordinance can be found here -Revised Salary Ordinance
Residency Incentive Policy and Salary Adjustments-FAQ
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