The Toolkit is a collection of the tools and services you may need for your daily work.


Budget

Contact: Laura Larsen, Budget & Program Evaluation Manager, (608) 266-4671

Finance Committee

Previously Board of Estimates


City Hall

Government Tools

Attorney Requests

Submit to the City Attorney, Mike May.

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Forms

Facility Maintenance

Meeting Coverage

Stream video of committees and meetings.

Contact: Media Team, Information Technology, (608) 266-6501

Records Management

Records Management
Leslie Starczewski, Records Manager, (608) 266-4454

Policies

APM 3-6 Records Management Program


Committees & User Groups

City Staff Committees

See MGO 33.27 for more information about City Staff Committees

Board of Assessors

The Board of Assessors consists of the City Assessor and six deputies appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Common Council. This Board has the responsibility of reviewing all objections to assessments and for making necessary corrections and changes to arrive at the true value of property within the City.

Deferred Compensation Group
Olin Terrace Use Commission
Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC)​

MAC is charged with addressing issues of concern to City of Madison employees from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Any City employee may seek membership after attending two meetings.
Contact: Amy Deming, MAC Chair

Street Use Staff Commission

Staff from the following agencies and departments will be present at the Street Use Meeting to review the application, verify information, answer event organizer questions, determine appropriate conditions for the event and provide necessary assistance to facilitate the operation of the event should the application be approved.

Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC)

WIC addresses gender based inequities in employment with the City of Madison. All permanent employees who have passed their probationary period can join. Any City employee may seek membership after attending two consecutive meetings.
Contact: Johanna Johnson, WIC Chair

City Employee User Groups

Employee User Groups are open only to current City Employees.

Contract Group

The Contract Group meets quarterly to discuss contracting policies, templates and issues. Any staff who produce contracts as part of their job duties or want to learn about contracting procedures are welcome to attend.
Contact: Lara Mainella, Office of the City Attorney, to join the group or its email list.

Data Team

The Data team helps citywide efforts to develop a data management strategy, work on opening government data, and create a performance management system. City Employees interested in manipulating and/or visualizing data are encouraged to attend.
Contact: Kara Kratowicz, Data Projects Coordinator (608) 266-4030

GIS Learning Lab

The GIS Learning Lab is where GIS users can ask questions and explore topics that they are interested in or want to more fully understand. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask folks to come prepared to roll up their sleeves since the lab will be a working session.
Contact: Aaron Cohen, Information Technology, (608) 261-9261

GIS Technical Team

The GIS Technical Team is made up of lead GIS technical staff from departments using GIS. Members of the team have significant experience in GIS and provide feedback to IT on system upgrades and enhancements. The team is also used as a mechanism to perform detailed outreach to staff using GIS within departments. The team meets periodically.
Contact: Aaron Cohen, Information Technology, (608) 261-9261

Latino Community Engagement Team

All team members are City staff, bilingual in Spanish, with the main goal to support the City agencies in their initiatives to build trust and strong relationships with the Latinos who live and work in the City of Madison. Our ongoing collaboration will give City agencies the support needed when providing services, opportunities, and advocacy to Latinos.
Contact: JoseMaria Donoso, (608) 266-4216

Public Information Officers

The City Public Information Officers and departments involved in public communications meet quarterly to discuss issues pertaining to enterprise-wide communications.
Contact: Katie Crawley, Mayor's Office, (608) 266-4611

Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI)

If your professional and life experiences adds diversity in the workplace, consider joining RESJI. Participation is open to all City of Madison Employees.
Contact: Toriana Pettaway, Equity Coordinator, (608) 267-4915


Contracts & Purchasing

Contracts

Purchasing

The Purchasing Department issues bids and requests for proposals and maintains a list of vendors interested in doing business with the City.
Contact: Purchasing Department, (608) 266-4521, purchasing@cityofmadison.com.

  • Purchasing Guidelines
  • Purchasing Forms
  • Purchasing Card (P-Card)
    Use P-Cards to make low-dollar purchases ($5,000 and under) for official agency business needs, without having to create a purchase requisition prior to buying qualifying items. View P-Card Manual.
  • APM 3-20 Software Acquisition Policy: Under this APM, all departments – including those with internal IT staff - must consult with City IT before budgeting for, procuring, or acquiring any new software. This includes software that is hosted / installed on City servers, vendor-hosted or provided as “software as a service.” This also applies to “Free” software, trial periods or demonstrations. Purchasing and Office of the City Attorney will expect compliance with APM 3-20 prior to doing work on a software procurement or contract.

Policies


Customer Service


Marketing

  • Document Services Internal resource to provide all agencies access to producing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, advertising materials, website maintenance, software and support, free of charge.
  • Media Team The Media Team provides creative and technical services in: video production, streaming media, still photography, audiovisual services, sound reinforcement, security camera placement, and digital signage.
  • Printing Services Dane County Printing & Services handles printing and copying of business cards, letterheads, envelopes, legal documents, forms, reports and newsletters, is responsible for delivery of inter-department mail and other postal functions for both the City of Madison and Dane County, and runs a vehicle pool for county departments.
  • Public Information Officers (PIOs)The City's PIOs have extensive knowledge of the issues, goals, policies and programs of their assigned agencies. They work hard to achieve transparent, accurate and timely responses to media inquiries and effectively deliver messages and information to residents, businesses, boards and commissions, the Common Council, and the Mayor through a variety of outlets.
  • Web Team The Web Team works on print and digital initiatives to make City services more accessible to City staff and Madison residents. The Web Team offers a range of web design and application development services focusing on user interface, user experience, and digital storytelling.

Style Guide

Resources

Marketing Policies


Neighborhood Resource Teams

Contact: Tariq Saqqaf, Mayor's Office, (608) 266-4611

NRTs play a vital role in the City's efforts to improve and coordinate local government services, promote equity, and improve the quality of life. NRTs are comprised of City staff, who in addition to their respective departmental assignments is a member of these teams serving specified neighborhoods with a population range of 500-2,000.


Racial Equity & Social Justice

The Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative focuses on eliminating racial and social inequities in municipal government by implementing strategies in three main areas: Equity in City policies and budgets; Equity in City operations; and Equity in the community.

RESJI Tool Use

Resources

Contacts

Upcoming Racial Equity Courses

View all upcoming racial equity courses »


Room Reservations

Reserving a Conference Room in Outlook


Technology

APMs & Policies

Tools & Services


Transportation & Travel

Travel

Fleet Service

Fleet Services manages and administers City cars, including maintenance, vehicle inspection, repair and replacement of vehicles for all City agencies except Water Utility and Metro Transit.

Contact: Fleet Services, (608) 246-4540.

CARS & PAV

Reserve a City Car

City Cars can be used for City business related transportation during normal work hours. Employees who may be required to travel during the course of the day may check out any available City vehicle for this travel, eliminating the need to use a personal vehicle to commute to work.

City Cars should be refueled at one of the City’s fueling sites when less than one quarter tank of fuel remains.

APM 2-13 CARS Policies and Rules
Defines policies and procedures relating to the use of City-owned vehicles and privately owned vehicles used for City business.

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