Resources for IT staff

Last updated September 1, 2020

This guide is designed to connect IT professionals at UW–Madison with the IT tools and resources you need to be successful on campus. Here are some resources that will help.

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Onboarding information for your new IT staff

Training for IT professionals

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

Tools and best practices to secure your devices and desktops

Cybersecurity tools for IT Professionals


Purchasing Guidelines

For purchasing outside of DoIT, refer to UW–‍Madison Purchasing. 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 card (ProCard): VISA card 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.

IT policies

Dispose of computer equipment

  • 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.
  • 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 groups and committees

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.



Email the DoIT Help Desk or call 608‑264‑HELP (4357).