Jobs.Utah.Gov Undergoes Major Overhaul
DTS has been working with the Department of Workforce Services on a redesign of the jobs.utah.gov Website with an online interface. The new web design creates a more user-friendly experience, increases efficiency with a more targeted approach to job-seeking, and is entirely compatible with mobile devices. Whether users are on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone, jobs.utah.gov will run smoothly to connect them with job information.
Customers will be able to seamlessly search and apply for jobs, find an employment center nearby, and access extensive labor market information and other services more easily than before. The new site is also more interactive, highlighting improved integration with social media outlets.
Jobs.utah.gov receives an average of 1.2 million total visits per month from 500,000 unique visitors. Over the past year, the site facilitated 11.7 million job referrals. The number of people accessing the site with mobile devices grew from 12 percent in January 2012 to 23 percent in April 2013.
See the new design and learn more about the Department of Workforce Services at www.jobs.utah.gov.
The DTS employees assigned to this project have worked tirelessly to make this happen and deserve thanks for their effort, professionalism and enthusiasm. Great job, team!
Utah Recognized at AASHTO Conference
Last week at the AASHTO GIS-T Conference in Boise, UDOT stood out among the nations DOTs with achievements in GIS and IT. First off, the State Highway Map won an honorable mention in the map competition Transportation Publication division. During the plenary sessions' "State Roll Call," a state GIS managers report on current activities, close to a dozen states highlighted that they are trying to emulate what UDOT has done with UPlan in their state. On the second day of the conference Dave Burton led a presentation about UGate to a standing room only crowd. Utah’s HPMS submittal and collective management approach of LRS road centerlines with AGRC was highlighted by FHWA as a model for other states to follow. Utah is being recognized nationally for the efforts with GIS and IT development at UDOT.
Resolve Open Remedy Tickets
The migration from Remedy to Service Now is fast approaching. Open Tickets in the Remedy system need to be resolved prior to the move to Service Now on July 1, 2013. Please take the time to go into Remedy to look for any open tickets in your area, and work to get them resolved as soon as possible. Tickets that cannot be resolved prior to the move to Service Now on July 1 will need to be manually entered into the new system. More information regarding the migration and training for Service Now will be coming soon.
UTA Bus Passes are Non-Transferable
Please remember that UTA bus passes issued by DTS to employees are not transferable. Violation of this could result in a fine by UTA and disciplinary action by DTS.
Finance Year End Deadlines
As the end of the fiscal year 2013 approaches, guidelines for the procurement of goods and services and employee reimbursements are as follows: In order for goods to be properly purchased, paid, and billed back, IT expenses should be procured by May 31, 2013 to ensure proper year end accuracy. Please remember that the item must be received by the end of June.
DTS is also working to complete the FY2014 Budgets. All budget managers should have received their budget information from the DTS Finance team.
"I appreciate the helpfulness of everyone at AGRC. In particular, I want to mention Rick Kelson. I have contacted him several times over the last year with a variety of questions on a variety of topics - parcel data, aerial photography and terrain data. He is always able to find the answers I need. Last week, one of our designers mentioned Rick's helpfulness to me. I thought you should know he is doing a great job.”
-Becky Hielm, UDOT
"Thank you for allowing Eric Sedgwick to support the annual Arts and Museums event yesterday. As it turns out, he was instrumental in getting the staff set up in the morning and helping things run smoothly during the day. He routinely provides excellent support to the Department of Heritage and Arts.”
- Kimball Hale, DHA
DTS Finance/Admin Recognition
Laura Larsen went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty by working with agencies to update the SAS contract, which saved DTS and state departments over $30,000. She has also worked with managers to get the Novell payment reduced by $140,000, saving DTS additional funds. Her ability to solve problems and provide this standard of excellence has been amazing. Laura, your efforts have been outstanding and are greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who took a few minutes to participate in the Google Transition survey. We appreciate your comments.