Welcome to the CWDS Frequently Asked Questions site.The FAQ will be updated frequently as more questions arrive.
Question 1: What decisions has CWDS made regarding Safety and Risk Assessment tools (e.g., SDM)? Specifically, is the Intake RFP written in such a way that:
- 1. It allows the vendor to choose what risk assessment tool will be included within the Intake digital service?
- 2. It will require the risk assessment tool to be embedded in the Intake digital service?
Question 1: During the timeframe when both the current CWS/CMS and the new Intake digital service will be in operation, will users be able to access both systems using a single sign-on? Response: The goal is to allow users to login to CWS/CMS (legacy) and CWS-NS (new) applications using the same ID and password (their current CWS/CMS credentials), but this may require that users login separately to each application. Question 2: Will Business Objects be updated as CWS-NS is updated? Response: Business Objects will continue to be available while New System is in development. The New System team is evaluating options to include New System data elements in Business Objects, and is researching long term alternatives with the goal of identifying a more modern, easy to use solution for reporting. Question 3: How will the help desk work with multiple vendors (dedicated and co-existent counties)? Response: Our goal is to provide stakeholders with a single help desk contact to address system needs and issues.
Question 1: What is the status of the budget allocation for county implementation? Response: The CDSS Fiscal Policy and Budgets Branch is currently reviewing the budget allocation for all county Intake Implementation funding and will communicate to all counties via ACL/CFL when funding information is finalized. Letters addressing Intake Core County budget allocation were sent to the Core Counties on 07/22/2016. Letters for Licensing Core County budget allocation are anticipated to be sent to the Core Counties in November.
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