DECA Program (Employment)

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Service in this area consists primarily of pre-application employment information and counseling. Information and applications for the Disabled Expanded Certification Appointment (DECA) program are available from the Department of Human Resources. 


To access the DECA Application, please click here.


If you have already applied for the DECA program, you can view current job vacancies by visiting It is best to check weekly to make sure you do not miss an opportunity.


Members of the community may obtain this informational service by contacting Susan Chase, from the Department of Human Resources, by phone, TRS, fax or e-mail.


414-278-3936 (Voice)

414-223-1379 (Fax)

711 (TRS)


Email: Susan Chase



Individuals with severe disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, may be eligible for employment in Civil Service positions in Milwaukee County government through an alternative certification process provided by the DECA program. With current medical and vocational reports, DECA applicants apply for vacant positions without having to take a Civil Service examination if one is required for the position. Through the DECA program, appointees serve a 520 hour trial work period prior to the probationary period.




Division of Vocational Rebabilitation (DVR), Milwaukee County

City of Milwaukee

Federal Government

State of Wisconsin



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