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Pay Bumps Approved for Some City Workers

The Oak Creek Common Council approved about $58,000 worth of pay increases for nonunion city employees.

Some city employees will get pay increases in 2013 following Oak Creek Common Council votes Tuesday night.

The increases approved Tuesday amount to a total cost to the city of $58,636. Forty-four nonunion workers will see a wage increase, City Administrator Gerald Peterson said.

Whether a city employee gets a pay bump is based on where they are in their pay range, according to a report to council members. Those already at the top of their pay range will not receive an increase in 2013, while those moving through the steps in their pay ranges will, officials said.

Several part-time positions also received pay increases based on input from department managers, and the council also approved a raise for Peterson. The salary adjustments are spelled out in detail in a resolution.

Health insurance contributions remained at 10 percent for employees participating in an annual Health Risk Assessment and 15 percent for those who don't, according to the report.

Also on Tuesday, the council approved hiring a temporary replacement for Finance Director Mark Wyss, who is resigning effective Friday.

The city hired Denise Vandenbush through GovTempsUSA, an agency that provides temporary municipal employees. Officials said Vandenbush will be paid $27,930 for 14 weeks of work (30 hours per week), which saves about $7,000.

Oak Creek plans to hire a permanent replacement for Wyss by April.

Wyss is leaving to become finance director in West Allis, where he worked from 1987 to 2002, according to an Oak Creek NOW report.

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