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File #: 62796    Version: 1 Name: Inclusive Workplace Policy
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/11/2020 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Enactment date: 12/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00821
Title: Supporting and directing implementation of the City of Madison Inclusive Workplace Policy.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Tag Evers, Keith Furman, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Shiva Bidar, Arvina Martin, Marsha A. Rummel, Lindsay Lemmer
Attachments: 1. APM2-52-InclusiveWorkplace.pdf, 2. APM2-52-Attachment1-ResourceGuide.pdf, 3. APM2-52-Attachment2-LanguageStyleGuide.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution directs the implementation of the City of Madison Inclusive Workplace Policy created by the Inclusive Workplace Team. Specific directives are outlined in the resolution for the Mayor’s Office, Civil Rights, Human Resources, Engineering, the Attorney’s Office, and Information Technology. The Team anticipates that the directives will be carried out using existing resources in the 2021 Operating Budget, with the possible exception of facility modifications. The resolution directs the Engineering Division to evaluate facilities for gender inclusivity, meet the best practices for gender-inclusive building design and remodeling, and to provide gender-inclusive facilities for all City employees where possible, as outlined in APM 2-52. If Engineering requires additional funds to implement facility modifications, an appropriation request may be made at a later date.
Costs associated with full implementation of the policy and vision may require additional funding.
Supporting and directing implementation of the City of Madison Inclusive Workplace Policy.
WHEREAS, transgender people face significant employment discrimination, unemployment, and social stigma, disproportionately affecting transgender people of color; and,

WHEREAS, transgender people, especially Black transgender women, are subject to assault, discrimination, harassment, police brutality, and incarceration in greater numbers than cisgender and white people; and,

WHEREAS, discrimination by City government can prevent transgender people from accessing crucial services, including housing, financial aid, community programs, and any other municipal services; and,

WHEREAS, systemic inequity is reinforced and perpetuated by government institutions, and local government has a distinct responsibility to address this systemic inequity so that people of all genders thrive in our community; and,

WHEREAS, to ensure our Madison is inclusive and thriving, we must create ...

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