Thursday, November 16, 2006

Comments made about the new CMS program (paid for by taxpayer dollars)

I like it when people leave comments, either favorable or unfavorable. It lets me know that someone other than Lupe Almaraz is reading it.

From what I hear, the CMS project is merely a management surveillance tool that is nearly impossible to use by those that actually do the work. For example, to process a child's Entertainment Work Permit normally takes about 3 minutes. With the new system, there are a multitude of computer screens to access, buttons that need pushing, and all in the hopes of: A) the user is proficient with the software, and B) the computer system is functional.

Even if the new CMS system allows a person to process the wage permit in ten minutes, then you have delayed normal service to the public (just on this one solitary issue of issuing an entertainment work permit) by over 300%. How does this benefit: A) the People of California, and B) the workers enslaved to the CMS project?

Anyway, there's a lot of chatter about Leslie Clements, her retirement & promotion package, her returning as a retired annuitant, and her involvement with CMS. Is it safe to asume that she was really close to Lupe and Nance? People don't hit the jackpot in DLSE unless they're "connected." What is Leslie's connection? Why won't the system work at training seminars? Why aren't the necessary documents ready for the training seminars?

CMS allows someone like Nance Steffen or Lupe Almaraz the ability to surveil those that enter data into the system. The design of CMS should have the ability to track & record Nance Steffen's or Lupe Almaraz's computer surveillance of personnel. I would love a computer printout of who Nance and Lupe targeted on CMS, for how long they surveilled the target, and what it actually was that caused the surveillance in the first place. After all, who's watching the watchers?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

We would love to leave more comments, but your site is becoming so popular at DLSE that DIR has blocked it.

11/18/2006 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so gald that you are speaking up on the CMS that is going to bring the entire Division down the drain. It is so Ironic that we can see what this is going to do to the Divison, but they keep spending more money every day to get this system going which is going to be a complete waste of money. They are working with an outside group at a cost of $300.00 an hour to try to customize it to fit the needs of DLSE. I have heard from some that have been working with CMS that it will not work, Nance and Leslie keep pushing for the December 4th go live date to impress their big Boss. You should contact the City of San Francisco who used the Hansen product and it did not work and they had to go back to their old systems. The poor employess that will be using this system will be slaves to the system and will never get any work done and will never be able to serve the public. You don't even realize the extent of this monster until it gets going. DLSE is doomed forever. Talk to Henry he will tell you, he is one of the trainers and he has nothing nice to say about the new system. Keep up your great words on the blog. We need you to keep speaking up for all of us at DLSE. Nance will take the fall on this one. What do you think??????

11/19/2006 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All DLSE employees need to get together and protest in using the CMS system on December 4th. The DLSE employees have more power than everyone thinks.

11/19/2006 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that software problem DMV had a few years ago. Let the press get a hold of this one.

11/20/2006 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, all in DLSE should refuse to use the system and ask questions. Like, how much are they paying for implementing this system? How much has DLSE spent so far? If DLSE was a private agency there would be several who would have been fired by now. How long does it take here, with the unlimited funds?

11/20/2006 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a computer analyst, I could see major problems before singing of the multi million dollars contract to use Hanson COTS for DLSE CMS project. Any technical staff would have known that COTS are designed to automate simple and routine works and are not suitable for complex and unique DLSE diverse tasks. For CMS to be successful, it required extensive if not impossible modifications to the Hanson COTS core structure. The DIR IS Unit under direction of Jim Culbeaux and Leslie Clement were instrumental in pushing for this COTS Hanson and therefore the consequent CMS failure and wasteful taxpayer expenditure on this prject.

The DIR and IS Unit are at it again pushing another COTS program for the DWC Division System. At this point, this project is projected to cost over $44 million dollars!! I hope there will be real oversight on awarding and implementing this project. Another failure with the DWC COTS project will make the DLSE CMS fiasco like a small potato.

Ps. See more technical issues with the CMS product and will post them accordingly.

2/10/2007 12:34 PM  

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