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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

 

Please email your questions and concerns to emprel@milwaukee.gov.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP (ERG)

The City of Milwaukee has created a policy governing Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). An ERG is an employee group that has been formally recognized by the City and shares a common background, focus area, and a set of interest and/or goals that fosters an environment of inclusion. The City encourages the formation of ERGs to foster diversity, encourage the sharing of information, recognize achievements, and interact with fellow employees on an informal basis.

Any City of Milwaukee employee can form and be a member of any and all established ERGs. An ERG is established after Department of Employee Relations approved a completed application. Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to encourage and support participation in ERGs.

The policy and employee resource group charter application can be found here—link to policy and app

For questions, contact Human Resources Compliance Officer at 414-286-6210.

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Worker Compensation Third Party Administrator Change (3.31.18)

DER is transitioning worker’s compensation third party administrator services from Gallagher Bassett to CorVel Corporation effective March 31, 2018. CorVel has a long standing relationship with the City of Milwaukee and has been a valuable partner providing bill review and PPO network services when the City self-administered worker’s compensation benefits. CorVel has a proactive healthcare approach that puts the injured worker first and ensures that when an employee is hurt, proper medical care is the priority.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

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200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515

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Employee Relations Director

Maria Monteagudo

Phone: 414-286-3398
Fax: 414-286-0203
mmonte@milwaukee.gov