Equitable Workforce (Affirmative Action) Plan
The City of Madison welcomes the excitement of changing demographics. As public employees, we must reconfirm our commitment to the principles of equity, affirmative action and equal opportunity.
The City is intent on creating a workplace free from harassment and discrimination - an environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and proud. This requires of Madison a more aggressive implementation of actions that reflect our commitment to principles of equity and social justice.
This plan is a part of the City’s overall commitment to a workforce that encourages diversity and inclusion. This is our legacy to future generations of residents.
The Department of Civil Rights provides leadership and expertise in attracting, developing and sustaining a diverse workforce. The focus of our program is to uncover and eliminate discriminatory barriers against women, racial/ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.
— Madison Mayor Paul R. Soglin
The City of Madison is an employer committed to ensuring affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination in compliance with Madison General Ordinance Chapter 39, and federal and state laws.
This means that affirmative action and equal opportunity principles will be applied to all employment policies, procedures and programs. This is consistent with the City of Madison’s leadership and progress in achieving and ensuring diversity in the workplace.
The newly named Equitable Workforce Plan is reflective of the principles adopted through resolution by the Common Council. Through the work of several interagency teams it was established that a plan inclusive of equity principles, and targeted toward the needs of individual departments was necessary in order to progress towards rebalancing equity within City practices.
The Citywide Equitable Workforce Plan includes the individual agency plans, which are submitted to the Mayor and Common Council for approval. All agency heads shall adhere to the goals, timetables and procedures.