Policy Update: Guidance to City Departments and Nonprofits

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San Francisco, CA (August 6, 2020)  The Controller’s Office is issuing an update to its policy guidance to City departments and nonprofit service providers regarding continuity of payment in light of disruptions related to COVID-19. This guidance issued on August 6, 2020 supersedes prior guidance on this topic, extending the policy through September 30, 2020. 


View the policy on our website here.


For questions about the policy, nonprofit suppliers should first contact your assigned program manager at your funding department(s). City department staff should send questions via a contracts or budget lead to marnie.purciel-hill@sfgov.org to ensure a coordinated City response.


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About the Office of the Controller

The Controller's Office works to ensure the City's financial integrity and to promote efficient, effective, and accountable government. We strive to be a model for good government and to make the City a better place to live and work. The Controller's Office is responsible for governance and conduct of key aspects of the City's financial operations, including operating the City's financial systems and procedures, maintaining the City's internal control environment, processing payroll for City employees, managing the City's bonds and debt portfolio, and processing and monitoring the City's budget. The department produces regular reports and audits on the City's financial and economic condition and the operations and performance of City government.


About the City Performance Division

The City Performance Division of the Controller’s Office helps departments to:

  • Make transparent, data-driven decisions in policy development and operational management;
  • Align programming with resources for greater efficiency and impact; and
  • Access or create the tools they need to innovate, test, and learn.