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File #: 46253    Version: 1 Name: Update: Common Council Chief of Staff Hiring Process - Council President Marsha Rummel
Type: Miscellaneous Status: Filed
File created: 6/9/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Update: Common Council Chief of Staff Hiring Process - Council President Marsha Rummel
Attachments: 1. Final Report President WG Council Policy_Research Analyst.pdf, 2. 6/26/17 Chief of Staff Hiring Timeline.pdf


Update: Common Council Chief of Staff Hiring Process  - Council President Marsha Rummel



Recruitment Process

Recommendation: Human Resources recruit for applicants through the following organizations:

 UW-Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs

 UW-Madison Department of Urban and Regional Planning

 UW-Madison & UW Milwaukee Departments of Political Science

 UW-Madison & UW-Milwaukee Departments of Sociology

 UW-Madison Law School

 Marquette University Law School

 National League of Cities

 International City/County Management Association

 League of Wisconsin Municipalities

 National Conference of State Legislators

 Council of State Governments

 National Governor’s Association

 U.S. Conference of Mayors

 type of site

 (Congress for New Urbanism)


 Recommendations from Department of Civil rights

 Recommendations from GARE (Government Alliance on Race & Equity)

 Additional recommendations from Council Members

 Council members will be encouraged to share the posting with potential candidates they feel will be a good fit for the position.


Screening Process

Recommendation: HR will perform an initial screen for minimum qualifications. Following the initial screening, a formal resume screen will be conducted by subject matter experts to rank the top 20 candidates. An initial interview of the top 10 candidates, including bench marks and scoring criteria, will be conducted by a group consisting of alders and others identified by the Executive Committee. The top 2-4 candidates will be interviewed by the Executive Committee and a final candidate will be selected.


Interview Questions

Recommendation: Human Resources staff would work with alder(s) to develop the resume screen, benchmarks and interview questions.