DATA PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATIONS
The Data Processing and Communications Division, under the
umbrella of the County General Services Administration (GSA), is
responsible for the evaluation, acquisition, installation,
maintenance and repair of all County data processing and
software and hardware. In addition, this division provides
end-user training, monitoring and reporting violations of the
County's "Information Assets Policy." One Computer Resource
Coordinator, one Information System Specialist and three
Technicians staff the division.
- Computer Resource Coordinator
1999-2000 Final County Budget
- Job descriptions for positions within the division
- Expenditure Transaction Analysis for July 1998 through
- Policies and Procedures Manual Section 5-300,
Communication Systems and Information Assets Policy
Data Processing and Communications Operating Facility located at
12200 Airport Road, Martell.
All software applications are in-house with the exception of an
application used by the Health and Human Services Agency. That
agency's data is entered at the County Health and Human Services
location, transmitted to Sacramento and processed, with
the output printed at County Health and Human Service's operations
- The County has it's own in-house internet/intranet
access capabilities. All departments use this network with the
exception of Veteran's Services, Archives, Animal Control and
Agriculture. The exceptions are due to the physical locations of
the facilities, minimum usage and cost.
- The County currently uses one wireless phone service
provider, one "dial tone" provider and another for equipment and
repair service. The type and brand of equipment, cost and
available resources dictate the service provider.
- The current access to the facility that houses the Data
Processing and Communications Division is unsafe. The space is
cramped and congested, with poor lighting, air circulation and
- This division does not set policy, but makes
recommendations and serves as an advisor to the Board of
Supervisors on data processing and communication matters.
- As discussed in the County Library section of this
document, computers are provided for public use. Computer
problems and issues that are directly related to the public's
usage of the computers occur frequently.
The GSA Director and the Board of Supervisors have addressed the
deplorable conditions of the facility with new facilities
scheduled for completion and occupancy in September 2000.
- The division appears to be efficient and well run, with
staff performing their duties in a professional manner.
- The computers in the Jackson Branch of the County
Library used by the public require ongoing technical support that
is beyond the expertise of the library staff.
The Board of Supervisors monitor the progress of the
construction for the new building that will house the Data
Processing and Communication Division and insure it's completion
and readiness for occupancy in the Fall of 2000.
- Assign one Microcomputer Technician to the Jackson
Branch of the County Library for one full day per week to support
the computers used by the public.
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