More than any other time of the year, December provides a common period of reflection, anticipation, and thankfulness. This special message shares a few examples of the friendship, teamwork, leadership and events that made 2012 a special year for the IT Department and the City of Roseville; and I hope you will enjoy it.
As you know, the Citywide classification study is complete and was finalized in August. There are a number of positive changes that have occurred here in IT with some future transformation as well. Please review the attached new organization chart for the IT Department. The following is a summary of the changes:
I was at the MISAC Annual Conference recently in San Diego (Municipal Information Systems Association of California) and the theme for this year is about Leading IT: A 360 Degree Perspective. The State CIO of California – Carlos Ramos had the opportunity to present the opening keynote on “How We Got Here – The Consumer Perspective of State & Local Government IT and The Importance of Understanding and Communicating with our Customers” (see attached). I would like to take this opportunity and share with you some of the best practices I heard in the information packed conference, including his presentation, the State's Strategic Technology Plan and linking it with our strategy goals.
In February of this year, we began developing the 2012-15 Citywide Strategic Technology Plan and the ultimate focus of this effort is to ensure business successes for the City of Roseville's departments. Through successful planning, we will continue to improve project delivery and collaborative efforts. Departments such as Public Works Development Team, Police, Fire, Parks/Rec/Libraries, HR, Finance and Communications have already noticed improvements in collaboration and an increase on the success of IT projects and their business outcomes.
As you are aware, the Classification Study was concluded with final approval on the August 15th's Council Meeting and you may begin using the new title on your email signature. The City and the IT Department have grown over the past few years and our job duties and responsibilities have changed significantly, therefore the classification plan includes both title changes, job description updates and some cases...
Team IT, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of you on a great start to 2012! Thank you for your collaborative efforts on the numerous innovative projects and maintenance tasks recently completed and underway. We are making strong progress to achieve our shared vision for the department, and I appreciate the contributions from each of you. There have too many achievements to mention this quarter, so I will cover some of the highlights.
It is hard to believe that we are closing August in the next few days. The last time we communicated using this format was in April and we were talking about Information Security, Open House, Management Studies and New Fiscal Year Budget. Since then, we have noticed many successes and with the closing of the fiscal year, we will talk about appreciation for specific individual(s) and the entire team.
Since Maximo has gone live in Jan-2011 for some of the City’s departments, I have been doing some reading – researching on how we should improve our services in the IT department, and more importantly this organization – The City, and since then compiled some of these documents together, and will try to share with you in this message.
Previously we wrote about how we as a city partnered together (One City) to use technology to help our organization better serve our Roseville citizens, businesses and visitors. Many successful technology projects were completed last year and we look forward to continuing this positive and productive partnership. You can view your technology achievement in the Year in Review on the intranet.
These past few months have brought many changes and challenges. You all have risen to the occasion with exceptional strength and style! You have extended special effort on multiple fronts and it is greatly appreciated.
January has been an exciting month for the IT department. All of you have been working tirelessly to resolve technology issues and complete important projects. Here is a recap of some recent activities.