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Federal Court Judge Rules Against School Districts in WEA Trust Lawsuit

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By Nick Novak | Posted December 17, 2013 4:48 PM
Federal Court Judge Rules Against School Districts in WEA Trust Lawsuit

December 17, 2013 [Milwaukee, Wisc...] Insurance provider WEA Trust acted within its legal authority when it refused to release several hundred thousand dollars in federal money to school districts that dropped the company after the passage of Act 10, according... Read More »

Merit Raises Mark a Change for Wisconsin Public Employees

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By Nick Novak | Posted December 17, 2013 2:56 PM
Merit Raises Mark a Change for Wisconsin Public Employees

Merit pay--wage increases based on performance--may be commonplace in the private sector, but mark a new era for Wisconsin's public sector. This new shift towards merit pay in the public sector is due mostly in part to collective bargaining restrictions put in place by Act 10. Many workers will receive raises automatically, but merit pay can be offered in addition to that rate. Read More »

Municipalities and School Districts Working Towards a More Cost Effective Health Care Solution

View Comments Comments | Posted in General It's Working News | By Nick Novak | Posted December 12, 2013 4:13 PM
Municipalities and School Districts Working Towards a More Cost Effective Health Care Solution

[Wausau, Wisc...] Local municipalities and school districts in Marathon County are working together to cut the costs of health care for employees, while still saving money for taxpayers. The two groups are working on a plan to unite under one health care insurance company. Read More »

From the Sheboygan Press - County Officials Looking for Ways to Close $2.17 Million Budget Gap

View Comments Comments | Posted in General It's Working News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 29, 2013 10:09 AM
From the Sheboygan Press - County Officials Looking for Ways to Close $2.17 Million Budget Gap

Retirees may lose county insurance Would save county $286,000 in 2014 Faced with a $2.17 million budget gap for 2014, Sheboygan County officials are considering eliminating retirees from its health insurance plan and placing them under the Affordable Insurance Exchange,... Read More »

Employees in Fon Du Lac County Help with Pension Payments

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By MacIver Institute | Posted February 4, 2013 7:30 AM
Employees in Fon Du Lac County Help with Pension Payments

"Karen Kuehl, finance director, said Fond du Lac County employees paid in excess of $1.9 million in 2012 toward their retirement. Each year, there have been increases in health insurance costs and employee and employer contributions to retirement. Kuehl said... Read More »

Employees in Vilas County Participate in Buyout Program

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By MacIver Institute | Posted January 16, 2013 1:14 PM
Employees in Vilas County Participate in Buyout Program

Vilas County will have fifteen less employees this year, after employees agreed to individual buyout plans offered by the county. According the to Lakeland Times, the buyout plans will cost the county $245,521 this year, averaging $16,368 per employee. A... Read More »

Shawano County Pay Structure Is Inconsistent

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By MacIver Institute | Posted October 12, 2012 8:02 AM
Shawano County Pay Structure Is Inconsistent

"Shawano County has more than 350 employees on the payroll and 140 job titles. When unions representing county employees disbanded after the 2011 Budget Repair Bill stripped them of most bargaining rights, the county started looking at the wages and... Read More »

Columbia County continues to Save Money with Change in Healthcare Provider

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By MacIver Institute | Posted September 13, 2012 8:55 AM
Columbia County continues to Save Money with Change in Healthcare Provider

"Dean Care will, indeed, raise its rates for health insurance coverage for Columbia County employees, the County Board's human resources committee heard Wednesday. But questions remain about how the rate hike will affect retired county employees who participate in the... Read More »

New Employee Contracts Will Save Dane County $2 Million in 2013

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By Policy Staff | Posted August 27, 2012 9:06 AM
New Employee Contracts Will Save Dane County $2 Million in 2013

The Capitol Times reports some good news in Madison and its outlying areas - new government contracts will save Dane County taxpayers over $2 million next year. The savings are the result of employee contributions to retirement funds, which will be phased in starting in 2013 Read More »

Marquette County

View Comments Comments | Posted in It's Working at the County level | By MacIver Institute | Posted November 17, 2011 9:00 AM
Marquette County

Instead of having to lay off public workers and eliminating programs, county employees, except for those working for the sheriff and fire departments, will have to give up a little more of their paychecks toward health and retirement benefits to save the county a lot of money that will more than make up for those losses in aid. Read More »

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