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March 2020

New UtahID is Coming

A new look is coming to the Utah.gov applications login page. You will not need to do anything different to continue to access all of your important work applications, but the look of the login page will be updated. You can see more information here:

For State Employees

For Public

For Developers

Post Updated: April 8, 2020
Posted On: March 25, 2020

DTS Telework Guide

In an effort to practice social distancing in response to COVID-19, some State of Utah employees have been asked to work remotely if possible. DTS has shared some information that provides a few simple tips to help you succeed at working from home. You can see more here. If you need help, please contact the DTS Help Desk at dts.utah.gov and click on ‘Get Help’.

Post Updated: March 20, 2020
Posted On: March 20, 2020

Many State Government Services Available Online

If you are like most Utahans, you are looking for ways to keep life moving forward and maintain social distance. The Lieutenant Governor’s Office announced today a collection of online  services to help Utahans get state government business done during the Coronavirus crisis. Utah has a long record of leading in digital government services. Below is a list of commonly used online services.

 

Annual  Business Renewal: Renew, update, or reinstate Utah business entities

Trademark: File a new request or file a renewal for a registered trademark or service mark in Utah

Professional License Renewal: Renew a professional license

State Construction Registry: Manage construction projects and liens within the State

Educator License Renewal: State Board of Education’s online license system

Voter Registration: Register to vote and change voter information

Hunting and Fishing Licenses: Purchase hunting and fishing licenses

Driver License Renewal: Renew your driver license or state ID and change your address

Driver License Appointment Scheduler: Schedule an appointment with driver license division

Tax Payments: File and pay taxes online

Vehicle Renewals: Renew registrations or get temporary permits online and at service stations

One Stop Business Registration: Online business registration

Workforce Services Jobs: Find and apply for employment

Workforce Services Benefits: Apply for temporary food, financial, medical and child care assistance

Utah State Board of Education: Online learning resources

 

Vital Records: Purchase birth and death certificates

 

“Every resident of Utah is doing their part to keep group sizes small and you can do that by conducting state government business online,” said Lieutenant Governor, Spencer Cox. “Do your part keep crowd sizes down and keep the economy going.”

 

To learn what you can do online visit https://www.Utah.Gov.

Post Updated: March 20, 2020
Posted On: March 20, 2020

DTS eSign Newsletter for March

You can see the March eSign Newsletter here. To provide helpful resources for those of you who may be new to eSign, we have created a page on our site that concentrates on teleworking. This page was created with your most recent questions and requests in mind, and as we get more responses from our users, we will continue to add on to the web page as necessary. On this page, you will find step by step instructions on how to send out basic documents for signatures, as well as videos and links to help you get familiar with electronic signature.

Post Updated: March 16, 2020
Posted On: March 16, 2020

New Maternal Mental Health Referral Network at Dept. of Health

DTS has partnered with the Department of Health to design and develop the new Maternal Mental Health Referral Network, which was released earlier this week. You can see it at maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov. The online network contains information on over 100 health care providers throughout Utah, who specialize in providing maternal mental health. Residents can easily search for providers based on their location, insurance, or service offered.  

In one to two clicks, the user can either be speaking with, setting up an appointment or on their way to their desired service provider.  Equally efficient is the method in which new providers can apply and be added to the Maternal Mental Health Referral Network.

In developing an application that places a premium on performance, efficiency, and promoting maternal mental health, new technologies were utilized and implemented.  Built with a React front-end, the release of the MMHRN application marked the first time that the Solutions Delivery team had deployed a project to the Google Cloud. Other “firsts” included the utilization of:

Cloud Build:  A Google product that converts code to a deployable image.  Cloud Build is serverless and only runs when its services are requested.  Once the request has been completed, Cloud Build then shuts down. In addition, you only pay for the services that you are utilizing.

PostgreSQL in the Google Cloud . Instead of using Oracle or MS SQLServer, we used PostgreSQL to improve performance, which is an open source DB in the Google Cloud.

Cloud Functions:  This is another serverless product from Google.  Cloud Functions allowed us to monitor builds in Google Cloud by sending the results of the build to Slack.

Google Storage: Google’s Version of S3  

GraphQL:  GraphQL provides a complete description of the data in your API, giving front-developers the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more.  It also makes it easier to evolve APIs over time, and enables powerful developer tools.

Kubernetes Secrets:  Kubernetes Secrets let you store and manage sensitive information, such as passwords, OAuth tokens, and ssh keys. Storing confidential information in a Secret is safer and more flexible.  In the MMHRN application, we deploy into a Kubernetes environment that resides in the Google Cloud.

Members of the Solutions Delivery team who were responsible for the design, development and deployment of this site include: Austin Haws, Aaron McElwee, Joseph Sharp, Keaton Walker and Casey Wardle.

Post Updated: February 28, 2020
Posted On: February 26, 2020