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Salary/Wage

The salary range for nonrepresented general employees is divided into eleven (11) steps. Part Time, Housing, and Library employees may have fewer than eleven (11) steps.  Pay raises and step increases are based on achievement of satisfactory performance evaluation until the maximum salary is reached.  Depending upon the classification, appointees serve either a six (6) or twelve (12) month probationary period followed by periodic performance reviews. Overtime and/or compensatory time off are provided to non-exempt employees under the guidelines set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and City policy.

Employees represented by the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) are paid a salary based on a negotiated compensation plan approved by the City of Kenosha and Common Council. The salary range for this classification is divided into eight (8) pay steps. A new recruit may be initially hired at Step A, B or C. New employees serve a probationary period of 121 days worked, and may be discharged or disciplined without recourse during the probation period. Advancement to subsequent salary steps is usually after each one (1) year of service, until the top step in the classification is reached. Firefighters hired at Step B shall remain in Step B until two (2) years of service are completed. Those hired at Step C shall remain in Step C until three (3) years of service are completed.

Employees represented by the Kenosha Professional Police Association (KPPA) are paid a salary based on a negotiated compensation plan approved by the City of Kenosha and Common Council. The salary range for this classification is divided into eight (8) steps. New employees shall serve a probationary period of three hundred fifty-two (352) days worked. A newly hired Police Officer will remain in Step A until the probationary period is completed. Subsequent steps shall be achieved in the same manner until the maximum of the pay range has been achieved.

Employees represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) are paid wages based on a negotiated compensation plan approved by  the City of Kenosha and Common Council and are divided into seven (7) steps for full-time employees, and two (2) steps for part-time employees. New employees are hired at Step A of their classification and subsequent step increases are awarded at six (6) month intervals (based on seniority date) until the maximum wage/step of the job classification is reached, except for the top step (for full-time Bus Operators), which is provided after 18 months of employment at the previous step. Employees may be eligible for benefits based upon employment category (full or part-time) and hours worked per year. Not all employees will be eligible for the benefits provided in this summary as determined by their classification.

Direct Deposit

Payroll is made by direct deposit for all employees. Employees must designate a checking or savings account (of their choice) at the time of hire.

Salaried employees are paid on the 15th and last day of each month. Hourly employees are paid weekly on Fridays for the hours worked in the previous work week (Sunday - Saturday).