July 7, 2016

The information below pertains to an appeal by a number of employees working in county jails throughout the state (jailers) of Wisconsin. The appeal was based on their employer’s determination that they should be reported to the Wisconsin Retirement System as General Category employees instead of protective category employees with Social Security. Of the five representative jailers involved in the appeal, the Department of Employee Trust Funds Board (Board) concluded that all five were properly categorized as General Category employees.

Please contact ETF at 1-877-533-5020 or 608-266-3285 (local Madison) with additional questions or concerns.