Waukesha - Salaries for three Waukesha County officials who face election in the fall and spring- the sheriff, clerk of courts and county executive - would increase 1% next year and 2% in each of the succeeding three years under a proposal scheduled for Personnel Committee review Tuesday.
While their pay would increase, the elected officials would for the first time have to pay 1% of their wages toward the employee's share due the Wisconsin Retirement System - a requirement imposed on all non-union employees hired as of Jan. 1, 2007.
County Executive Dan Vrakas, Sheriff Dan Trawicki and Clerk of Courts Kathleen Madden are nearing the end of their four-year terms. Candidates for sheriff and clerk of courts are elected in November; the county executive is elected in April.
Under the pay proposal:
The clerk of courts would earn $73,963 at the start of 2011 and $78,490 by the end of the next four-year term. Madden currently earns $73,231.
The sheriff would earn $97,829 in 2011 and $103,818 by term's end in 2014. Trawicki currently earns $96,860.
The county executive would earn $98,052 starting the end of April 2011 and $104,053 in the fourth year of the term. Vrakas currently earns $97,081.
The four-year increases amount to 6%.
The combination of higher pay and related benefits and employee-paid pension contribution will increase costs for the three positions from $333,597 this year to $354,689 in 2014.
The measure, with Personnel and Finance Committee recommendations, will go to the County Board May 25.