Career Opportunities System—Security Reminder
Are you one of the 80,000 plus applicants who have created an account in the Career Opportunities System (COS)? In less than 2 years since the Personnel Cabinet implemented COS, applicants have taken advantage of searching for and applying to state jobs on-line in record numbers. And just like other popular on-line systems we use for convenience like banking, bill paying and shopping, COS allows applicants to create a secure account using a PIN and Password. In the case of COS, to create an account an applicant enters an email address for their username/PIN and selects a password. And because your PIN and Password are needed to log onto your COS account when you want to access your personal information, you should NEVER allow any other individual to use your PIN and Password to create their COS account.
When two or more applicants utilize the same log-in username/email address it is known as sharing an account. When this occurs, the two COS accounts are connected and both applicants’ information is then joined together within that one COS account. In this case, neither the Personnel Cabinet nor the hiring agency can be sure what, if any, information on the application is correct and what education, skills and abilities belong to whom. Sharing accounts can potentially cause your name not to appear on registers you have applied to or even impact processing personnel actions such as promotions, transfers and reclasses.
In order to efficiently process your application and protect your private information within COS, do not allow anyone else to ever use your COS log-in username/email address to create a COS account. If you think you may have shared your information or for other COS help, click here for assistance from the Career Opportunities System Help Desk or send an email to email@example.com.
Let me tell you about my Thanksgiving…
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires. “Don’t let your Thanksgiving Day, or any other day, go up in smoke. Read these helpful tips from the NFPA,” advises Scott Gasser, State Safety Director.
Kentucky Employee Mediation Program (KEMP)
There are times when a workplace needs a little outside help in order to better deal with employee situations. The Workplace Relations Branch is responsible for the KY Employee Mediation Program (KEMP) and the Workplace Resolutions Group. Learn more about how these programs could possibly help in your workplace.
Kentucky Employee Assistance Program (KEAP) Domestic Violence Awareness Month Was Observed in October
Have you ever suspected that a staff member or co-worker might be experiencing domestic violence? If so, you are not alone. One in three Kentucky women between the ages of 18-44 will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
Visit the Kentucky Employee Assistance Program Web site to learn more about what co-workers and supervisors can do to help.