Personnel Committee

The Personnel Committee consists of 9 members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council.  Three (3) of the members are Aldermen.  The Director of Administration and Human Resources Coordinator provide staff assistance to the Committee.  

The Common Council members serve during their term of elected office.  The initial terms of the remaining 6 members are:  2 members serve for 3 years, 2 members serve for 2 years, and 2 members serve for 1 year.  Thereafter, the term of each such member is 3 years.  Members may be removed for cause by the Mayor, with the approval of the Common Council. 

Powers and Duties:

The Personnel Committee advises the Common Council on matters relating to personnel policies and practices, compensation and benefits, labor relations and collective bargaining, employee relations, staffing and organizational structure.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Have charge of all matters arising under Chapter 111 (Employment Relations) of the Wisconsin Statutes, as well as all State and Federal laws that pertain to labor. The Committee may form a sub-committee to carry out this responsibility.  The Personnel Committee is hereby authorized by the Common Council to take final action on behalf of the City upon matters within the scope of this Subsection (1).

  2. Make all necessary rules and regulations pertaining to the Civil Service System established under Charter Ordinance No. 64 and such applicable City ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations adopted thereafter, all as amended, and otherwise administer and enforce the Civil Service System as successor to the powers and duties of the previously existing Civil Service Commission. [Note: The Civil Service Commission was dissolved pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 2001-1688.]

  3. Establish guidelines governing the conduct of collective bargaining, not in conflict with any other existing ordinances or policies of the City.

  4. Devise, implement, and maintain a mechanism for the performance evaluation of employees.

  5. Hear employee grievances that have been unresolved at the steps designated in the various labor contracts.  The Personnel Committee is hereby authorized by the Common Council to take final action on behalf of the City upon matters within the scope of this Subsection (5).

  6. Review and establish employee recruiting and retention procedures.

  7. Oversee Employee Safety and Employee Assistance Programs.

  8. Recommend annual salary range adjustments and annual salary and wage rate adjustments of City employees.

  9. Have oversight of all City approved personnel policies with the City, including sick leave, vacations, paid holidays, and leave of absence.

  10. Make recommendations for the organizational structure and staffing levels of departments of the City.

  11. Review departmental requests for creation, deletion, reallocation, and reclassification of positions.

  12. Oversee the conduct of all labor negotiations and make recommendations to the Common Council.

  13. Oversee the employee insurance benefit programs, including medical, dental, life, and worker's compensation.

  14. Acts as a review board for non-represented employees regarding disciplinary action taken by Department Heads.  The Personnel Committee is hereby authorized by the Common Council to take final action on behalf of the City upon matters within the scope of this Subsection (14).

  15. Responsible for the oversight of the City's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity responsibilities, ADA compliance, and FMLA.

  16. Recommend changes to and enforce the City's Civil Service "Manual of Personnel Rules". The Personnel Committee is hereby authorized by the Common Council to take final action on behalf of the City upon matters within the scope of this Subsection (16).

  17. Annually, review wage and benefit levels of non-represented positions in comparable municipalities to ensure that City employees are being fairly compensated and that the City maintains its ability to competitively recruit and retain employees.

  18. Other duties as may be assigned by action of the Common Council.

Members: 

 

Term/Expiration

Alderman Mark Dandrea 3 Years/4-16-19
Alderman Dan Mayer 3 Years/4-16-19
Alderman Mike Barber 3 Years/4-16-19
Carol Brunner, Chair 3 Years/4-30-18
Dale Wikel, Vice Chair 3 Years/4-30-20
Joel Pesch 3 Years/4-30-18
Tom Traynor 3 Years/4-30-20
Vacancy 3 Years/4-30-19
Vacancy 3 Years/4-30-19
Staff Support: Mark Luberda, Director of Administration  
Staff Support: Dana Zahn, Human Resources Coordinator  
 

Meeting Date: 3rd Monday of the Month

Meeting Time: 6 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Hearing Room
Franklin City Hall
9229 W. Loomis Road

Please direct agenda questions to:
Human Resources Department
414-427-7505

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2017 Meeting Dates 

January 16 Agenda Minutes
February 20 Cancelled  
March 20 Agenda Minutes
April 17 Agenda Minutes
May 15 Cancelled  
June 19 Agenda Minutes
July 17 Agenda Minutes
August 21 Agenda Minutes
September 18 Cancelled  
October 16 Cancelled  
November 20 Agenda Minutes
December 18 Agenda Minutes

 

Archived Agendas & Minutes

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Related Links

Civil Service Sub-Committee