Employee Relations

  Employee Relations Overview


Main Contact : 414-278-4852





 Employee Relations

We are committed to maintaining productive workplace relationships and improving the overall work environment by developing performance management tools, delivering training, and providing coaching and counseling to both employees and management staff; mitigating employment-related risk for Milwaukee County; and ultimately assisting business units in achieving results. This is accomplished by balancing the needs of employees with the responsibilities of management to effectively lead teams to successful outcomes.


Our key areas of focus include coaching managers on employee matters, conducting investigations, providing developmental tools and resources to employees and managers, consulting on employee and manager performance management, addressing workplace conflict or concerns, developing best practices regarding hiring methodologies and interviewing techniques, collaborating with Corporation Counsel on legal matters, and connecting employees and managers with a wide array of HR services.


This area is also responsible for all labor negotiations and required Federal EEO reporting.




Milwaukee County Division of Employee Relations is responsible for contractual agreements with the following unions:


  • AMCA - Association of Milwaukee County Attorneys

  • IAFF - Milwaukee County Fire Fighters' Association; which includes:

    • Local 1072

  • IAMAW - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; which includes:

    • District No. 10, Local Lodge 66

  • MBTC - Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council, and all its Affiliated Locals

  • MDSA - Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association

  • TEAMCO - Technicians, Engineers, and Architects of Milwaukee County

  • WFNHP - Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals; which includes:

    • Milwaukee Chapter 5001




 Contacting the Employee Relations Team

If you have a workplace concern you're struggling to resolve, please call the Employee Relations Hotline at: 414-278-2000


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