These procedures address establishment of the security necessary to access specific statewide computer applications operated on the mainframe computers at the Colorado Information Technology Services (CITS)/General Government Computer Center (GGCC). The specific applications are those related to the state’s personnel/payroll process, (specifically CPPS, TAPS, ADS, and EMPL) and those related to the state’s accounting system, COFRS. Both of these applications operate in an interactive mode, referred to by CITS/GGCC as “CICS”, access to which is controlled by a security product called Top Secret Security. These procedures explain how to secure Top Secret CICS access and application access.
There are other types of access to CITS/GGCC available, i.e. remote job processing, which may be desired by some higher education institutions. The individual campus must secure any type of CITS/GGCC access other than CICS access.
These procedures are issued by the Higher Education Financial Advisory Committee and apply to all campus and Governing Board personnel. The forms have been updated so that a Social Security Number is no longer used. A user needs to provide two passwords that GGCC can used to identify the user.
Security Related Documents:
Security Procedures (.pdf file) (Updated November 2008)
Education Security Request Form Instructions (.pdf file) (Updated
Financial Data Warehouse Request
Document Direct/InfoPac Request (.pdf file)
The Higher Education Fiscal Coordinator is the Security Administrator for all of the higher education institutions. Please contact Fiftwo Baldwin at (303) 837-2150 with questions.
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