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Digital Update: Managed Service Provider, HCD, All-Hands, and more!

Posted on October 14, 2019

Managed Service Provider Agreement Approved  On Friday, the Digital team spent the day re-imagining our new user orientation. We dusted off our checklist and brainstormed ideas on how we can better welcome new employees to their technology equipment and resources.  Our draft vision:  New employees feel supported and excited about their new job. They feel...
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Blood Drive 10/23 @ the Employee Wellness Fair!

Posted on September 27, 2019

We’re holding a Blood Drive @ the Wellness Fair this year 10/23 @ the B Street Community Center from 10:30am-2:30pm We strongly encourage scheduling an appointment beforehand! Please visit: https://www.bloodheroes.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=854747&zc=94901
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Digital Update: Baby sprints, human centered design, the bcc, and more!

Posted on September 24, 2019

New User Orientation On Friday, the Digital team spent the day re-imagining our new user orientation. We dusted off our checklist and brainstormed ideas on how we can better welcome new employees to their technology equipment and resources.  Our draft vision:  New employees feel supported and excited about their new job. They feel like Digital...
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Digital Update: Managed Service Provider, Learning Lab 3.0, Street Sweeping Map, and more!

Posted on September 6, 2019

Managed Service Provider Update  As you may know we have been working over the last several months on a procurement to consolidate our support service agreements with a single vendor. We currently have a staff augmentation model that has proven to have several structural inefficiencies. Our goals are to provide City employees with high-quality 24/7 technical support, improve our cyber security practices, enhance our network monitoring...
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TWIST Update: Gather All the Info!

Posted on September 4, 2019

During our contract management work session on Wednesday, September 4, we finalized the: Request for Proposals (RFP) Template Request for Quotations (RFQ) Template "Request for" Types description document Specifications/Scope of Work "Writing Tips" document These documents will help provide consistent, clear, helpful direction when staff are in need of procuring goods or services between $5,000...
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Farewell to P.O. Box 151560

Posted on September 4, 2019

After years of maintaining the City's P.O. Box, located at the downtown post office, we're officially retiring it! Some things to keep in mind: Notify vendors, contractors, residents, etc. of updated address by: Utilizing our email signatures: City Hall Staff: “The City of San Rafael’s mailing address is: [Insert staff name and/or department name] Room...
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September Health Topic- Flu Prevention

Posted on September 1, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for September — flu prevention. This month’s tips are designed to help protect you during flu season. With healthy habits and a flu shot, everyone can do their part to avoid getting the flu — and spreading it to coworkers. The September challenge is “Express Thanks”.  The Express Thanks challenges invites...
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August 2019 All Hands Recap

Posted on August 30, 2019

On August 27, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting.   Highlights The Digital Team got together to put our action items from our department offsite, into action! We kicked things off by brainstorming to create a Team Agreement - guidelines developed by the teams as to how they...
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Digital Update: Offsite Recap, Tech Support Survey, Network Redesign

Posted on August 23, 2019

Digital Offsite Recap: Putting People First & Getting Things Done On Thursday, August 15, San Rafael’s first Digital Team gathered to spend the day together talking teams, people, getting things done, and data. Did I mention this is San Rafael’s first Digital Team? Together, we are shaping this new department and charting a new course for the...
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Digital Offsite Recap: putting people first & getting things done

Posted on August 16, 2019

On Thursday, August 15, San Rafael’s first Digital Team gathered to spend the day together talking teams, people, getting things done, and data. Did I mention this is San Rafael’s first Digital Team? Together, we are shaping this new department and charting a new course for the City of San Rafael in terms of how...
Learning Lab Snip

Digital Update: Learning Lab, improvements to wireless network, and more!

Posted on August 14, 2019

Learning Lab 3.0 Learning Lab 3.0 kicks off in September! This year, teams will be taking on existing projects and issues and the structure is changing a bit. Rather than follow a defined curriculum, instead we are creating more protected space and time for the teams to focus on implementation and execution of their ideas. From September to May,...
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Happy International Left-Handers Day!

Posted on August 13, 2019

Sincerely, A Right Hander 😛
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2019 Employee Wellness Fair

Posted on August 9, 2019

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July 2019 All Hands Recap

Posted on July 29, 2019

On July 29, the Department of Digital Service and Open Government held their monthly all-hands meeting. Highlights Two months ago our department Strategic Framework was released and promoted for feedback. After receiving feedback from staff, residents, and community members, we refined our Strategic Plan to present to City Council on August 5, 2019. Thank you...
Twist Project Launch

TWIST Update: Contract Management Project Launch

Posted on July 26, 2019

After several weeks of planning TWIST met with the City Attorney's office to discuss the proposed project timeline, strategy, and scope. Lisa Goldfien provided feedback on our recommended deliverables, roles and responsibilities were defined, and the project has officially begun! To track the details within the project we've created a Contract Management trello board. Here...
PG&E Wildfire Safety Open House

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program Open House

Posted on July 11, 2019

PG&E is hosting a series of regional open houses throughout our service area for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Community Wildfire Safety Program. The open house is on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 6 PM - 8 PM at the Embassy Suites San Rafael, Mill Valley and Sausalito Ballrooms, 101 McInnis...
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ALERT MARIN EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Posted on July 3, 2019

About Alert Marin If you live, work or go to school in Marin County and are 18 and over, you may now register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, email, or smartphone application from the County of Marin. Listed and unlisted/blocked Marin County...

July Health Topic- Sun Safety

Posted on July 3, 2019

Welcome to our health topic for July  - Sun Safety. The July challenge is “Go Local”.  The Go Local challenges encourages you to visit a local farmers market this month!  If you are not aware of a local venue a quick internet search will help.  Make you trip to the farmers market a special outing by...
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Digital update: Code for America, Agile Gov’t Leaders, GIS, and more!

Posted on June 11, 2019

Code for America Last week, San Rafael employees descended upon the Code for America Summit in force. We heard inspiring stories of how to shape government in the digital age. George Gascon’s chief of staff Cristine Soto DeBerry shared how her office was able to automatically clear old marijuana convictions, giving thousands of people a...
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