DCFS INFO MEMO 2001-19

November 26, 2001

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities 
       Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Susan Dreyfus
Administrator

Re:

Implementation of Web Kinship Care Tracking System

 

The Web Kinship Care Tracking System (KCTS) is scheduled to go into production on December 3, 2001.  As you know, this system will allow counties and tribes to report the required monthly data to the Department by entering it over the Internet.  Web KCTS is intended to provide a simplified and more efficient way to report this data to the Department, and, in turn, enable the Department to fulfill its reporting requirements to the Federal government.  Please note that the new deadline to enter your data into Web KCTS will be the 10th of each month.

On December 3, 2001 all Kinship Care Coordinators will receive an email with their user id and passwords and an instruction manual on how to use and access the system.  Due to the ease of the application, we feel that the instruction manual should be an adequate resource for learning and using the system.  However, should you need assistance, please contact:

DHFS Service Desk (608) 267-7775, for technical assistance.

Please continue to direct all other questions about Kinship reporting and monthly data to:

Ruth Murphy, Independent Living and Kinship Specialist
Telephone: (608) 266-5330 E-mail: murphr@dhfs.state.wi.us

Thank you for all your patience, cooperation and efficiency in cleaning up Kinship data in activation of the launch of the new web application. Thanks also to the counties who helped us pilot the system and upgrade it prior to statewide implementation.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Ruth Murphy
DCFS/BPP
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8918
(608) 266-5330

 

cc:

Kinship Coordinators


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