Resources for IT staff

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  • Last updated March 21, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to supporting new employees in their successful transition to our workplace, as well as supporting the university’s need to quickly enable new employees to achieve high levels of proficiency. In part, successfully transitioning requires an onboarding program that engages each new employee beginning with the acceptance of the university job offer, and continuing through the entire first year of employment.

Use this guide for how-to instructions

The following guide provides how-to instructions to help IT professionals excel at work.

Development programs and classes, both online and in-person.

  1. For purchasing outside of DoIT, refer to the general UW-Madison Purchasing Guidelines.
  2. Campus departments making purchases with DoIT can do so in several ways:
    • DoIT Number: A departmental DoIT or “D” number containing account-specific funding information. Easy to set up and easy to use!
    • Funding strings: Account-specific numbers that can be used if a DoIT number is not an option. Contact DoIT Billing for information.
    • Purchase orders for non UW-Madison departments, state agencies or other entities can be sent to: DoIT Billing, 1210 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706.
    • Purchasing Cards (ProCards): VISA cards assigned to designated UW employees and tied to University funding.
      Please note: The University pays 3% processing fees on credit card transactions. Set up a free DoIT Number and use it instead of a ProCard to keep campus costs low.
  3. Personal purchases at the DoIT Tech Store can be made by cash, personal check, credit card or Wiscard.
  • SWAP (Surplus With a Purpose): SWAP is a UW department responsible for redistributing surplus material back to the University or selling it directly to the public.
  • DoIT Tech Store: The DoIT Tech Store recycles old personally-owned computing and electronics equipment.
  • UW-Madison Office of Sustainability: By facilitating sustainability education and partnering with campus units to operate more sustainably, the office represents the realization of a shared vision for a sustainable campus.

IT Committees and Groups
Some IT committees and groups recommend policy and advise the administration on community needs or concerns, while others foster subject matter expertise and networking opportunities.

Governance is an important aspect of UW-Madison leadership and planning. Campus governance and advisory groups provide advice and guidance on various aspects of campus technology.

User groups
To better represent our core missions of teaching and learning, research, and service, UW-Madison’s IT community engages with a variety of organizations and user groups.

The UW-IT Mentoring community allows current and new UW-Madison employees to establish a relationship with a peer that will enhance your skills, knowledge, and experience. Enjoy the freedom to choose a mentor from anyone on campus.