STATE OF WISCONSIN
BEFORE THE WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
In the Matter of the Petition of
Involving Certain Employees of
Decision No. 9394-H
Attorney Dennis D. Costello, Corporation Counsel, Walworth
County, 100 West Walworth Street,
P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121-1001, appearing on behalf of Walworth County.
Mr. Michael J. Wilson, Representative at Large, Wisconsin
Council 40, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, 8033
Excelsior Drive, Suite "B", Madison, Wisconsin 53717-1903, appearing on behalf of
County Courthouse Employees, Local 1925B, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.
ORDER DENYING PETITION FOR
On May 9, 2002, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission issued Findings
Conclusion of Law and Order Clarifying Bargaining Unit in the above matter wherein the
concluded that the Walworth County Zoning Officers are not professional employees within
meaning of Sec. 111.70(1)(L), Stats.
On May 29, 2002, Walworth County filed a petition for rehearing pursuant to
Stats., asserting that the Commission erred when it concluded that the Zoning Officers were
professional employees. The County asserts the Commission erroneously concluded that the
knowledge needed to perform the work of the Zoning Officer is not customarily acquired
a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study in an institution of higher
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On June 7, 2002, Walworth County Courthouse Employees, Local 1925B,
AFL-CIO filed a statement in opposition to the petition.
We have considered the petition and conclude that we did not make a material error
or fact when we determined that the Zoning Officers are not professional employees. As
our decision, we remain persuaded that "the knowledge provided by a four year specialized
is 'desirable' but not 'required' to do the Zoning Officer's work."
NOW, THEREFORE, it is
The petition for rehearing is denied.
Given under our hands and seal at the City of Madison, Wisconsin, this 19th day of
WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
A. Henry Hempe, Commissioner
Paul A. Hahn,