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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 set of interests and/or goals that foster an environment of inclusion.  The City encourages the formation of ERGs to foster diversity, encourage the sharing of information, recognize achievements, and interaction between employees on an informal basis.

Any city of Milwaukee employee can form and/or be a member of an ERG.  An ERG is established following an application and approval process conducted by the Department of Employee Relations.  Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to encourage and support participation in ERGs.

Link to the ERG policy and application.

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

Established ERGs

Community Service and Volunteerism

The mission of the Community Service and Volunteerism ERG is “Helping our community, the City of Milwaukee and our commitment to serve by volunteering our time to local organizations.”

Kari Gipson



Avanzando MKE

Avanzando MKE promotes the understanding of Hispanic/LatinX employees' heritage by sharing their culture through educational opportunities, networking, cultural events, and social gatherings.  This group hopes to give the Hispanic/LatinX familia working at the City of Milwaukee a community by which to attract, develop, retain and promote the advancement of all.  Join us at our next meeting or social gathering!

  • Avanzando MKE meeting is February 21st, 2020 12:00pm-1:00pm in DCD's Boardroom 1st Floor

Mayra Alaniz



Fatima Sierra-Vargas



Military Service

Military Service Employee Resource Group is a group that voluntarily joins together based on their experience(s) in or connection(s) with members of the United States Military (MSM). MS will meet as an ERG to foster a culture of inclusion in our COM workplaces to build a MSM friendly community, to create awareness of issues relating to MSM, and to represent MSM as a diversity group in the COM workforce.

Ricky Traner


City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations


Contact Us

ACTIVE Employees

Employee Benefits Division
Department of Employee Relations
200 E. Wells Street, Room 706
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515

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RETIRED Employees

Employes' Retirement System (ERS)
789 N. Water Street, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3584

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(414) 286-CITY (2489)

TDD: (414) 286-2960