Kansas Department of Administration

00-a-011 - Y2K Rollover Schedule for STARS (December 9, 1999)

INFORMATIONAL CIRCULAR NO. 00-A-011
DATE: December 9, 1999
SUBJECT: Y2K Rollover Schedule for STARS
EFFECTIVE DATE: N/A
A & R CONTACT: Mike Lovich (785) 296-2131 (Mike.Lovich@da.state.ks.us)
APPROVAL: approved by Shirley Moses
SUMMARY: STARS will be unavailable to users during rollover to January 1, 2000


We have just concluded additional testing of STARS in a "time machine" environment. This environment allowed STARS to be tested along with the underlying operating system and system utilities using future dates in the year 2000 and beyond. Specific dates tested included leap year testing for the dates of 02/28/2000, 02/29/2000, and 03/01/2000 as well as non-leap year dates of 02/28/2001 and 03/01/2001. All testing was successful and no Y2K failures occurred. As a result of this testing, we are even more confident that STARS will suffer no major disruptions as we cross the new millennium.

To further ensure that STARS safely crosses the millennium, the following schedule will be followed during the rollover to January 3, 2000. Please note that STARS will be unavailable to agency users from approximately 5:00 PM, Thursday, 12/30/1999 until the regular schedule resumes Monday, 01/03/2000.

Date Events
Thursday 12/30/1999 STARS unavailable to all users at 5:00 PM as per normal availability and processing schedules. Batch cycle executed as normal. DISC will confirm to Accounts and Reports that the cycle has completed normally. Warrants and reports available to agencies as normal on Monday, January 3, 2000.
Friday 12/31/1999 State Holiday. STARS unavailable to agency users. No STARS activity.
Saturday 01/01/2000 STARS opened to central users only (i.e. unavailable to agency users) for on-line processing from 8:00AM to 9:00AM. STARS then closed for cycling. STARS then re-opened to central users only (i.e. unavailable to agency users) after the completion of the cycle. At this time, Accounts and Reports personnel will review warrants, reports and the on-line system. If problems are encountered in this first cycle in calendar year 2000, corrective action can be taken over the remainder of the weekend. If no problems are encountered, no further action will be necessary. Warrants and reports available to agencies as normal on Monday, January 3, 2000 along with the warrants and reports from 12/30/1999.
Sunday 01/02/2000 STARS unavailable to agency users. No STARS activity.
Monday 01/03/2000 STARS available to all users at the normal time and normal processing schedules resume.

If you have any questions about this informational circular, please contact Mike Lovich at voice (785) 296-2131 or e-mail Mike.Lovich@da.state.ks.us.

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