HONOLULU — The state Division of Labor & Industrial Relations final week introduced that it has executed a contract with vendor Strong State Operations, Inc., to interchange an getting old, legacy mainframe system designed within the Eighties with a web-based utility.
The cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service utility gives superior expertise, decrease complete prices and extra versatile capabilities, and can rework the way in which the DLIR offers important providers to unemployed staff, employers and the U.S. Division of Labor.
“We’re constructing upon earlier legwork with the state of Idaho and personnel at Strong State concerned in an effort that ended with the onset of the pandemic,” mentioned DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio.
“We’re excited to work with Strong State and Alabama’s Division of Labor to renovate our system, and anticipate to realize the super outcomes Alabama achieved.”
Hawai‘i’s venture follows Strong State’s profitable renovation of Alabama’s UI system, which launched in January 2020. In September of final yr, Alabama ranked No. 1 within the nation in benefits-payment timeliness, and by the tip of the yr the system had paid over $4 billion in advantages.
“Lots of the hard-won classes that we’ve realized in Alabama are actually integrated within the options of this technique,” explains John Demas, IT director, Alabama Division of Labor.
“Alabama is happy to be instrumental in offering Hawai‘i a head begin in attaining a few of the distinctive outcomes that we’ve skilled. This type of state-to-state sharing is essential to offering good authorities providers to our residents.”
The DLIR Knowledge Station will substitute all present important advantages, tax and appeals UI performance with cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service utility.
A cross-functional group of Strong State and DLIR personnel will collaborate and ship the last word options. Strong State will provide software program growth, enterprise analysts, system specialists, venture administration, purposeful testing and infrastructure sources. The DLIR will present enterprise customers, user-acceptance testers, product champions and IT integration help.
The improved platform is simpler to make use of, gives extra automation than its predecessor, and can:
• Get monetary savings on IT prices, employees hours, and coaching prices;
• Stop UI-related fraud, waste and abuse;
• Present well timed, uninterrupted advantages to unemployed staff of Hawai‘i;
• Present correct prices and fashionable providers to Hawai‘i employers.