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CWS/CMS Bulletin - County Testing of Release 8.4- AFCARS Reporting Updates, Child and Family Team Key Roles, and Education Provider Deduplication


Date: 8/3/2018
Title: County Testing of Release 8.4- AFCARS Reporting Updates, Child and Family Team Key Roles, and Education Provider Deduplication
What is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users (CWS and Probation)
Describe Impact:

The Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) Office is requesting county staff to participate in the Release 8.4 County Test Workshop (CTW). County staff will participate in the testing of Release 8.4, which is scheduled for delivery to the Counties on November 17, 2018.

CWDS is seeking fifteen (15) County staff members for the Sacramento CTW and fifteen (15) County staff members for both the Orange and Fresno County CTW as well.

CTW sessions will be conducted in Sacramento, Orange, and Fresno County. The dates are as follows:

Fresno County
Wednesday September 12, 2018 – Thursday September 13, 2018

Orange County
Tuesday September 18, 2018 – Wednesday September 19, 2018

Sacramento County
Tuesday September 18, 2018 – Wednesday September 19, 2018

Release 8.4 includes modifications to the CWS/CMS application.

The following System Change Requests (SCRs) are included in Release 8.4:

SCR 8612: Update Missing AFCARS NavTool Fields
SCR 8625: State ID Row End Date Logic
SCR 8653: Education Provider De-Dup Batch Merge
SCR 8710: Child and Family Team Meeting Changes
SCR 8714: AFCARS Race/Ethnicity Federal Reporting Compliance
SCR 8729: Training Tools Package for R8.4

Counties are encouraged to register individuals with knowledge and experience working in the areas mentioned above. A mix of end users with casework or supervisory experience will also be very helpful.

Users are welcome to attend for one day or for both days.

Participants will validate the changes in the release and will perform tests of problem fixes and enhancements. Participants will work with other County and State testers as well as vendor support staff.

The County should submit a County Staff Participant Registration Form (see attached form) for each potential tester. The forms should be returned to the CWDS Office no later than August 14, 2018. We are seeking a diverse group of participants from large, medium and small counties.

Once county participants are selected, the CWDS Office will work with the respective Counties to work out the details of participation in the testing.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Asia Lennear at 916-891-3105 or via email at asia.lennear@osi.ca.gov.

Your continued support of CWDS is appreciated.


When: See dates above.
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Duration:

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMS Users (CWS and Probation)
Why: Release 8.4 Testing

Contact Name: Asia Lennear
Contact Email: asia.lennear@osi.ca.gov
Contact Phone: (916) 891-3105