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Introduction to Slack

davidwicaiBlog, Telework

As everyone settles in to full-time telework, I have looked for ways to improve communication channels for employees, supervisors, and the administration. Enter Slack. Many of you have probably heard about the app, and maybe you have used it with other groups. For those who haven’t seen Slack, it’s a mix of a message board and social network

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COVID-19 Risk Moved to Orange

davidwicaiBlog, COVID19, Telework

Gov. Gary Herbert has announced that Utah will slightly turn the dial from Red (high risk) to Orange (moderate risk) on Friday. The move signals the hopeful beginning of normalcy.

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Virtual Heritage Huddle

davidwicaiBlog, Telework

As a way to stay connected while most of us work remote, Ksenia Choate has organized a Heritage Huddle for April. The format will include five DHA employees giving a short talk about something that interests them (or something interesting about them). Employees talking during this Huddle include David Wicai (STEM), Rachel Cook (State Library), Todd Anderson (Admin), Chris Merritt …

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Global Connect VPN

davidwicaiBlog, COVID19, Telework

The Department of Technology Services is in the middle of upgrading our VPN connection from Cisco AnyConnect to Palo Alto Global Protect. There will be a different icon and interface to sign into beginning March 17.

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Six Tips to Make Telework Work

davidwicaiBlog, COVID19, Telework

Whether it’s extreme weather, power outage, or some other event that makes it difficult to get to the office, all employees need to understand how they can easily work from home or another remote location. With the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak restricting access to state offices, it is even more important for everyone to prepare for potential telework.