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CATTS to change stripes

by Information Services
The computer-based training system used by the university, UMA, and the medical center will get an update to enhance security and make it easier to use.
The Computerized Annual Training and Tracking System (CATTS), a mainstay program for annually updating and testing employee knowledge, tracking employee competencies, to include classroom training and maintaining licenses/certifications, will get a new web face when version 5 is activated Aug. 1.
The changes shouldn’t cause any downtime, said Latonia Allen, information resource consultant with the medical center’s Human Resources. Allen said the new version’s drop-down navigation menus will make it easier for employees to find their assigned lessons.
Version 5 will improve security for administrative users. This update will also present a revised login screen and a new learners’ homepage with added features.
Most employees are familiar with CATTS as the program for completing their annual, mandatory online training sessions. CATTS modules provide information and test employees’ knowledge on designated topics. Modules and/or lessons are based on the employee’s role in the organization, but some topics are mandatory for all employees. The system is also a means of tracking employees’ competencies, licensure/certification expiration dates, training to include both internal and external training.
A reference guide for the learner to the updated CATTS program can be found at
When the update is completed, the main link to the program will remain available at
For information contact one of the CATTS support personnel: Latonia Allen, 792-2805 or (medical center); Summer Young, 792-0319 or (university); or Suzanne Collins, 876-1323 or (UMA).

Friday, Aug. 1, 2008
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