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File #: 60199    Version: 1 Name: MPD employee mental health and wellness services - Westside Psychotherapy, LLC $100,000 annually for 4 years
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2020 In control: Police Department
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Enactment date: 5/12/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00370
Title: A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Clerk and Mayor to enter into a competitively selected service contract for a one-year term with four annual renewal options, for a total of five years, with Westside Psychotherapy, LLC for employee mental health and wellness services.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Patrick W. Heck, Shiva Bidar, Christian A. Albouras, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Donna V. Moreland, Zachary Henak, Samba Baldeh, Syed Abbas, Lindsay Lemmer, Keith Furman
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City Clerk and Mayor to enter into a competitively selected service contract for a one-year term with four annual renewal options with Westside Psychotherapy, LLC for employee mental health and wellness services. The anticipated cost of this contract in 2020 is $135,300. The Police Department’s 2020 adopted operating budget includes $150,000 for annual wellness and mental health checks for every commissioned and civilian employee.
Title
A RESOLUTION authorizing the City Clerk and Mayor to enter into a competitively selected service contract for a one-year term with four annual renewal options, for a total of five years, with Westside Psychotherapy, LLC for employee mental health and wellness services.
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WHEREAS, the employees of the Madison Police Department (MPD) are exposed to trauma and stress unique to working in the law enforcement profession; and,
WHEREAS, the importance of a mental health and wellness program is a well-established standard in the law enforcement community and MPD does not currently have an existing program to provide this service to employees; and,

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Common Council approved the inclusion of $150,000 in the MPD 2020 adopted operating budget for this purpose; and,

WHEREAS, MPD requires services in order to provide annual one-hour mental health wellness check-ins for both the sworn and civilian staff of the MPD, which is currently approximately 660 people; and,

WHEREAS, attendance for each employee is mandatory, though participation is voluntary; and,

WHEREAS, the service provider will offer suggestions to proactively address common stressors or other areas of concerns, and cooperate with the City’s Employee Assistance Program Manager when needed; and,

WHEREAS, MPD worked with the Purchasing Division to issue RFP #8930-0-2020-BG to solicit proposals for such services in search of providers with experience in treating people who are regularly exposed to stress ...

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