Kenosha County Board To Consider Reform of Workforce Structure

By Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–Reform of Kenosha County’s workforce classification and compensation took another step this week.

The Kenosha County Board-meeting as a Committee of the Whole-received a new study that officials say outlines ways to attract and retain high quality workers.

Assembled by a Middleton-based consulting firm over a 13 month period, the study recommends a more competitive wage schedule but does not call for across the board increases.

Instead the recommendations vary between departments based on market needs.

The adjustments will cost an estimated $750,000 if implemented this year.

That would depend on the County Board passing a $250,000 budget adjustment on the $500,000 set aside in anticipation of the study’s results.

This week’s session was for informational purposes and the board will consider legislating based on the study once it’s reviewed by the board’s finance committee.

Their recommendation will come before the board April 13th.