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CWS/CMS Bulletin - R6.5.1 Interim Release Bulletin


Date: 2/23/2012
Title: R6.5.1 Interim Release Bulletin
What is Impacted: The CWS/CMS Application
Describe Impact:

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Interim Release 6.5.1 deployment package will be delivered to the CWS/CMS application.  This deployment package contains fifteen (15) Help Desk tickets, thirty two (32) Internal Testing (PTS) issues, and one (1) System Change Request (SCR).

SCR 8534-Forms Update for Spring 2012
The forms below have been updated to the 2011 versions:

  • CW 51 – Child Support – Good Cause Claim for Noncooperation
  • SOC 156 – Agency – Foster Parent Agreement
  • SOC 154A – Placement Agency - Foster Family Agency Agreement
  • AD 4320 – Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) Agreement
  • AAP 2 – Adoption Assistance Agreement Payment Instructions
  • AAP 4 – Eligibility Certification Adoption Assistance Program

The forms below have been updated to the 2012 versions:

  • SOC 815 – Approval of Family Caregiver Home
  • JV 365 – Termination of Dependency Jurisdiction – Child Attaining Age of Majority
  • JV 450 – Order for Prisoner’s Appearance at Hearing Affecting Prisoner’s Parental Rights and Waiver of Appearance
  • JV 510 – Proof of Service—Juvenile

The Spanish version of the SOC 156 has been deactivated in CWS/CMS until the updated version becomes available.  It will be implemented with a future forms update.

The Help Desk tickets and PTSs addressed in this Interim Release are described in detail in the R6.5.1 Excel spreadsheet located on the CWS/CMS website behind County Logon>Code Release Secure Site> Interim Release 6.5.1.

CWS/CMS Users please note:

  • It is strongly recommended that the user log off the application each night to insure that they are working with the latest version of the application. The release will be delivered to the workstation when the user logs on and does not require any further action to be taken. The user is not required to restart their workstation.
  • It is recommended that the install of Interim Release 6.5.1 occur via the office network, as opposed to a remote connection.
  • The following step can be taken to check that the Interim Release has been delivered to the workstation.
    • From the Control Panel in CWS/CMS, click on Help > About. The version will be 6.5.1.
  • Users that are logged onto the system when the release arrives will not be using the new code at their workstation until the next time they log on.
  • Unlike major releases, Interim Release 6.5.1 will NOT be using a full installation package and there is no outage.

Down-Level Workstations:

To continue using CWS/CMS, all workstations must be brought up-to-date with Release 6.5.1 before Thursday, April 12.  On workstations that do not yet have Release 6.5.1, appropriate messages will appear after the user clicks OK on the CWS/CMS Control Panel Logon dialog.  The messages are shown below.

Starting Thursday, March 29, 2012, this message will be shown with a yellow Warning icon:

Caution [Rule 10008]
Updates for CWS/CMS Release 6.5.1 are available.  To receive them, please restart the workstation (or follow county-specific procedures).  If this workstation is not updated by 4/12/2012, access will be denied.

Starting Thursday, April 12, 2012, this variation of the message will be shown with a red Error icon:

Stop [Rule 10007]
Updates for CWS/CMS Release 6.5.1 are available.  To receive them, please restart the workstation (or follow county-specific procedures).  Access is denied.


When: March 28, 2012
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 10:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours

Who is Impacted: All CWS/CMs users
Why: New Code Delivery

Contact Name: Ben Ampong, Application Support Mgr.
Contact Email: ben.ampong@osi.ca.gov
Contact Phone: (916) 263-5639