Personnel Review Board


»What is the Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board?


Mission Statement



The mission of the Personnel Review Board is to assure the fair and impartial due process hearings for the suspension, demotion or discharge of County employees in the classified service as provided by law and as prescribed under Wisconsin Statutes 63.10 and 63.12, and Chapters 33 , 17.207 and 9 of the Milwaukee County General Ordinances.



How does the Board operate?


The Appointing Authority (Department) must submit, in writing, alleged charge(s) of Civil Service Rule VII, Section 4 violation(s) by Milwaukee County Employees in the classified service to the Board.  The Board will serve the employee with a copy of the written charge(s) and an initial date to appear before the Board to offer a defense.  The employee may choose to have representation provided by their union or by private legal counsel when appearing before the Board.  If the employee chooses to be represented by private legal counsel, the cost of the counsel is incurred by the employee.


The Personnel Review Board has jurisdiction to hear charges for discipline in the following situations:

  • The employee is not on probation at the time of the discipline. (Employees must complete at least 1,040 straight time worked hours to be removed from probation.  If you have promoted to another classification, you will have to complete another probationary period for the new classification.  For further information on probationary status, please contact your Human Resources Division.)
  • The employee has received a disciplinary notice of suspension for 11 or more days.
  • The employee has received a second disciplinary notice of suspension within six months of receiving a first disciplinary notice of suspension for 10 days or less regardless of the infractions. (The calculation for the six months begins with the date of issue NOT the first date of the suspension.)
  • The employee has received a disciplinary notice for demotion or discharge.


Other duties of the Personnel Review Board include the following: 

  • To act as an Independent Fact Finder in cases referred by the Ethics Board.
  • To hear all appeals of non-represented Milwaukee County Employees in the final step of the established County grievance procedure. (See Milwaukee County General Ordinances Chapter 17.207)
  • To review the rules, practices and procedures of the Civil Service Commission.





 Personnel Review Board Staff



Executive Secretary


Adam Gilmore


Alisha M. Terry

Administrative Assistant


Office Hours:  

Monday thru Friday

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Ph: 414-278-4218

Fax: 414-223-1897 




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