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File #: 191643    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/3/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to issue a request for proposal for voluntary benefits for City employees.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Attachments: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Hearing Notice List
Number
191643
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR

Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to issue a request for proposal for voluntary benefits for City employees.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Employee Relations to issue a request for proposals for a third-party administrator(s) for voluntary benefits for City of Milwaukee employees. Following the request for proposal process, the Department of Employee Relations will provide the Finance and Personnel Committee with a recommendation for an administrator(s) along with a timeframe for piloting voluntary benefits.

Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee recognizes the need for greater flexibility and benefit choices as the needs of today’s increasingly diverse workforce continue to change; and

Whereas, A strong benefits program is an essential tool to help the City attract and retain a talented workforce; and

Whereas, Voluntary benefits are being increasingly utilized to provide additional solutions that help meet the needs of employees and their families; and

Whereas, Voluntary benefits supplement core benefit programs and address additional employee needs; and

Whereas, The Department of Employee Relations (DER) recently worked with its consultant, Gallagher Benefits Services, Inc. to conduct a Workforce Evaluation study to examine the City’s workforce along with current benefit offerings available to employees; and

Whereas, The study highlighted a number of voluntary benefits that are potential good options for City employees; and

Whereas, It is in the City’s best interest to conduct a request for proposal process to obtain competitive rates for a variety of voluntary benefits and program administrator(s); and

Whereas, The Department of Employee Relations will retain the services of Gallagher Benefits Services, Inc. the City’s benefits consultant, to lead the request for proposal process; now, therefore, be it

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