7. Equity, Racial Justice, + Immigration

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DANE COUNTY

(Descriptions are directly from the website, will update with better information)

 
CITY OF FITCHBURG
  • Personnel Committee - Oversee all boards, commissions, officers, officials and employees in any matter concerning labor contracts, salaries, benefits, compliance with affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, or other employment-related programs.  Approve all application forms, hiring guidelines, employee training programs, employee guidelines and handbooks, disciplinary procedures and discharge and termination procedures. Oversee all personnel matters, have charge of all matters arising under Wis. Stats §111 and oversee all personnel matters involving employees of the City including any matters involving the state employment relations commission relative to collective bargaining.  The committee is responsible for conducting disciplinary hearings involving employees covered by the City's civil service provisions and shall have the duties and powers prescribed in section 16-10 and Wis. Stats. §66.0509. 
  • Mayor Ad Hoc - Equity & Diversity Task Force - No description or members?
CITY OF MADISON
  • Board of Health for Madison and Dane County -  The equity coordinator for the City of Madison is housed in the Public Health Department
  • Affirmative Action Commission -  Madison General Ordinance Sec. 39.02(3) - Annually review, approve and recommend the city-wide affirmative action plan as proposed by the Affirmative Action Director; advise affected and/or other under-represented groups of their rights under the Affirmative Action Program; disseminate information and educate citizens to a greater understanding and practice of affirmative action employment for all affected and/or other under represented groups; render, from time to time, but not less than once a year, written reports of its progress, activities and recommendations to the mayor and Common Council; recommend and review such rules and regulations as may be necessary to promulgate the city's Affirmative Action Program; develop and review the contract compliance requirements of the City of Madison and to develop a policy with respect to vendors and contractors; and to make specific recommendations to the Common Council so as to bring all appropriate ordinances into conformity with the policies of this ordinance if necessary.
  • Disability Rights Commission - Madison General Ordinance Section 39.04 - a) Recommend policy to mayor, Council & Dept of Civil Rights in all areas that affect people with disabilities and their families; b) study and make recommendations to all city depts/boards/committees & commissions on proposals to provide better access to facilities & services for people with disabilities and their families; c) monitor & report violations of city ordinances and state laws pertaining to citizens with disabilities to the appropriate agency; d) solicit comments and suggestions from citizens & organized groups regarding the concerns of citizens with disabilities; e) establish close working relationships with other city boards/commissions & committees whose activities may affect people with disabilities. Effective 8-13-2015, per ORD-15-00086, File ID# 39379, the Commission on People with Disabilities has been renamed to read as the Disability Rights Commission.
  • Equal Opportunities Commission - Madison General Ordinance Sec. 39.03 (10) - 1) Study the existence, character, causes and extent of denial of equal opportunity because of sex, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, handicap, marital status, source of income, arrest or conviction record, less than honorable discharge, physical appearance, sexual orientation, domestic partnership, familial status, political beliefs, retaliation, Social Security Number, or the fact that a person is a student, or a member of a domestic partnership as defined in the ordinances; 2) informally recommend solutions to individual problems that may arise which involve the denial of equal opportunities because of above-listed; 3) disseminate information and provide technical assistance, consultation, training programs, and other techniques to educate the people of the City of Madison and to aid private and public agencies to use their resources to promote equal opportunities for all persons; 4) receive and initiate complaints alleging violation of this ordinance and attempt to eliminate or remedy any violation by means of conciliation, persuasion, education, litigation, or any other means to make the complainant whole again; 5) test and investigate for the purpose of establishing violations of Sec. 39.03 of these ordinances and, if appropriate, make, sign and file complaints alleging violations; 6) render from time to time, but not less than one year, written report of its activities and recommendations to the mayor and Common Council; 7) adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose and provisions of this ordinance; 8) issue subpoena pursuant to State Stats. Sec. 885.01 to assist in the execution of its duties; 9) from time to time designate commissioners and/or Equal Opportunities Division staff to carry out its duties; 10) administer and enforce the Minimum Wage Ordinance.
  • Equal Opportunities Commission Employment Subcommittee - Madison General Ordinance Sec. 39.03(8)(n) - Original Authorization: Created in 1966 to assist the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission in fulfilling its mission of enabling all individuals to live and work free of employment discrimination by acting as an advisor on fair employment issues; and by further developing and supporting the community's understanding of and commitment to fair employment and to the value of diversity in the work place. Name changed to Equal Opportunities Commission Employment Subcommittee per ORD-09-00052, ID 13252 adopted 3-17-2009; formerly EOC Employment Subcommittee. The EOC Employment Committee shall consist of 15 maximum voting members including one member of the Equal Opportunities Commission. Membership of the Employment Committee is open to a City of Madison company, business or non-profit designee and to individual representatives. City of Madison residency is not required.
  • Parking Council for People with Disabilities - Madison General Ordinance Section 3.14 (4)(k) 2 - This council shall give advice and recommendations on the location of those spaces reserved for use by a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person that are subject to any time limitations imposed pursuant to Sec. 346.50(3m)(b). Wis.Stats. The council may authorize specific persons to place on a vehicle education material relating solely to the parking privileges of the physically disabled if that person(s) has a good faith belief that the vehicle is violating state or local law on parking for motor vehicles used by the physically disabled. The council may also hear and investigate matters concerning the quality and availability of parking within the city for persons with disabilities and shall report its findings/recommendations to the Council.
CITY OF SUN PRAIRIE
  • Diversity Committee -  The Ad hoc Steering Committee on Diversity is a temporary committee created by the Sun Prairie Common  Council in 2015. The Committee consists of 17 members, including the Mayor who also serves as the Committee’s chair. All   members are appointed by the Mayor and  approved by the Common   Council. 
    The Sun Prairie Common Council has charged the Committee with two tasks:
    1. City’s workforce: The Committee is to provide recommendations that will enhance the City’s capabilities to locate, recruit and hire qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds.
    2. City services: The Committee is to    identify and provide a better understanding of the unique needs of different individuals and communities within Sun Prairie.
    In June of 2016, the Committee presented its six month progress report to the City Council providing a preview of             recommendations the City Council may see from the Committee. The Committee has until April of 2017 to complete its work and fulfill its charges. 
 
 

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