Organizational Units


The Division of Human Resources, located in Room 210 of the Courthouse, was established by State Statute to administer the personnel related functions of the various County departments. DHR is committed to providing quality service to County departments and the general public, including an equitable and effective system for the recruitment, classification, compensation, development and retention of a talented, skilled and culturally diversified workforce.  At all times, DHR will assure strict adherence to Federal, State and County laws, regulations and policies related to human resources and affirmative action.  DHR is comprised of three operating units:  the Director's Office, Compensation and Employment and Staffing.


Director's Office

Administers human resources programs, assigns projects, and coordinates the work of the HR coordinators and managers located in various departments throughout Milwaukee County; assists County departments in identifying resources for training and staff development; prepares the Affirmative Action reports, receives employee complaints related to Title VII, submits the annual departmental budget; presents all department recommendations to the Civil Service Commission and the Personnel Committee of the County Board; serves as staff to the Personnal Committee; analyzes and reports on legislation affecting the human resource function in Milwaukee County; directs the implementation of the automated Human Resources Information System (HRIS), including the Ceridian Recruitment System (CRS) and provides analysis, recommendations, and implementation of new approaches to human resource/human capital administration.  The Director of Human Resources serves as secretary of the Civil Service Commission. (414) 278-4143.


Employment & Staffing

Develops, administers and monitors employee selection processes for all positions in the Milwaukee County classified service. and, upon request, for positions in the unclassified service.  This effort includes the assessment of job specifications and minimum qualifications; the development and administration of applicant examinations; and the certification of qualified candidiates to department heads and appointing authorities.  Implicit in this activity is the responsibility of administering employee selection and related procedures in compliance with prevailing Milwaukee County, State, Federal and Civil Service rules and parameters.  In addition, this section is responsible for activities supporting the recruiting of employees within the Milwaukee County Classified Service, as well as the maintenance of appropriate records, applicant tracking and reports.  This unit coordinates recruitment efforts and processes transfers, layoffs, reclassifications and reinstatements. (414) 278-4153.


Compensation Unit

Studies requests for salary reallocations and changes in compensation policies and practices and estimates the fiscal impact of these actions.  This unit also maintains the classification system, performs job analyses, maintains salary provisions mandated by labor contracts or County Ordinances, implements provisions of the Executive Compensation Plan, and prepares recommendations reflecting various compensation related policies such as the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 







Milwaukee County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is actively seeking qualified applicants for various positions throughout County government. Milwaukee County does not discriminate based on age, ancestry/national origin, arrest/conviction record, color, creed, disability, marital status, military membership, race, sex or sexual orientation.


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