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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.

Policies and Guidelines (City of Milwaukee) 

What's New:

POLICY Effective Date

Accrued Time-Off Donor Program


Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2009 (ADAAA) / Wisconsin Fair Employment Act of 2004 (WFEA):


Anti-Harassment Policy, City of Milwaukee


 Auxiliary Resource Program 04.26.17
Alternative Work Arrangements Policy (AWA) 07.07.17
Background Check Guidelines 07.25.19

 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) 05/1996
 Elections:  Compensation Policy for City Employees Working at the Polls on Election Day 09/2012
 Exempting Positions from Civil Service, Policy and Procedure Statement Relating to 03.20.15
Employee Resources Group Policy and Application 12.04.18
 Firearms and Dangerous Weapons in the Workplace, Policy Prohibiting 02.27.12

FMLA Policy for General City Employees


 Grievance Procedure, Workplace Safety, General City:  click here


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

 Notice Required when Separating Employees upon Expiration of a Medical Leave of Absence 11/2010
Pay Policy for Time Not Worked Because of Snowstorms: Severe Weather Emergency Policy 01.03.20
Pre-Employment Drug Testing Policy 09.03.19
Pre-disciplinary Meetings: What to Expect 06.11.20
 Reclassifications, Reallocations and Title Changes: Approach and Procedures 08/2006
 Reinstatement Policy 12.17.13

Separation From City Service

Separation Checklist

Separation Policy Statement




 Temporary Appointment Memo

 Vacation and Transitional Vacation Account (TVA) Guidelines 04.23.13
Wage Payment Compliance Policy 01.10.20
  Workplace Clinic Excuse Policy 02.21.17
 Workplace Violence Prevention Policy 12/2012
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