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Applications developed by or supported by ITS
Category Applications
Public Information:
Community and Government Calendar
County Web site
Criminal Justice:

Criminal Index
Criminal Justice Integrated System (CJIS)
Electronic Law Library
Property Assessment and Taxes:
Assessment Appeals Application
Kern Integrated Property System (KIPS)
Personnel/Payroll:

Applicant Tracking System
Payroll System
Procurement:

BuySpeed
County Construction
Request For Proposal
Financial Management:
Auditor's Trust Fund System
Financial Management System
Other:
GroupWise
Magic Total Service Desk
Category: Public Information
Name: Community and Government Calendar
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: SQL Server
Language: HTML/ASP
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Allow public and County employees to add or view upcoming and past County events. All events are approved by the Board of Trade before appearing on the calendar.
Name: County Web Site
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: SQL Server
Language: HTML/ASP/ASP.NET with C#
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Provide Kern County employees and the public access to online County services and information.
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Category: Criminal Justice
Name: Criminal Index
Platform: Browser-based; information comes from the CJIS system
Database/File Structure: Datacom and SQL Server
Language: HTML/ASP
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Provide information on criminal cases in Kern County. Displayed information includes defendant's name, bail information, charges/dispositions, sentence information, scheduled hearings, and aliases.
Name: Criminal Justice Integrated System (CJIS)
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: Datacom
Language: COBOL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Allow local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to track persons who have allegedly broken the law, from initial arrest through the final disposition of the matter.
Name: Electronic Law Library
Platform: Client/server
Developer: Multiple outside vendors
Purpose: Allow court employees to access legal resources, including Law Desk, Shepards, and Matthew Bender.
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Category: Property Assessment and Taxes
Name: Assessment Appeals Application Form
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: N/A
Language: HTML/ASP/PDF
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Allow public to print and fill out assessment appeals applications online
Name: Kern Integrated Property System (KIPS)
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: Datacom
Language: COBOL/IDEAL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Allow the Assessor, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller to:
 
  • Assess property
  • Send out and collect property tax bills in a timely manner
  • Collect property tax revenues
  • Assist the public with questions about property tax bills
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Category: Personnel/Payroll
Name: Applicant Tracking System
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: VSAM
Language: COBOL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Track all applicants for County positions. Functions include:
 
  • Accepting and tracking all applications for employment
  • Scoring applicants' tests
  • Establishing hiring eligibility lists
  • Notifying applicants of all actions during the evaluation process
Name: Payroll System
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: VSAM
Language: COBOL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Process payroll for County employees, including handling deductions, direct deposit of checks, etc.
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Category: Procurement
Name: Kern Online Purchasing (KOP)
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: SQL Server
Developer: Outside vendor
Purpose: Provide ability to enter and process purchase orders.
Name: County Construction Projects
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: SQL Server
Language: HTML/ASP
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Provide current status and related information for major County construction projects
Name: RFPs (Requests for Proposal)
Platform: Browser-based
Database/File Structure: SQL Server
Language: HTML/ASP
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Allow public to display summary information on all open requests for proposal. Information is added online by County employees.
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Category: Financial Management
Name: Auditor's Trust Fund System
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: SFS
Language: COBOL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Track all monies held in Trust by County for:
 
  • Superior Court civil cases
  • Sheriff civil cases
  • Coroner Conservatorship
  • District Attorney
  • Family support receipts
  • Department of Human Services Aid to Families
  • Probation
Name: Financial Management System
Platform: Enterprise Server
Database/File Structure: VSAM
Language: COBOL
Developer: ITS
Purpose: Provide ability to coordinate County expenditures. Functions include:
  • Paying invoices
  • Providing Online creation of county budgets
  • Allowing County Administrative Office to project expenditures and revenues
  • Managing Accounts Payable
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Category: Other
Name: GroupWise
Platform: Browser-based and client/server
Developer: Novell
Purpose: Provide e-mail services for Kern County employees
Name: Magic Total Service Desk
Platform: Browser-based and client/server
Developer: Outside vendor
Purpose: Provide ability to track help desk calls from initiation through resolution.
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