DSS provides access to EMS through a PIN and password system similar to that used
by SSA. Access is limited to those employees who need to use the data to perform their
jobs. Title XVI CRs, Generalist CRs, MSSs and OSs will be the primary users. SSA employees
who will access State data must be registered as systems users by the State. To register
his/her employees, each field office manager must complete the form, "State of Connecticut,
Department of Social Services, Request for EMS User I.D. Numbers," found on the Boston
Regional SASRO page on BOSNet.
When completing the , “State of Connecticut, Department
of Social Services, Request for EMS User I.D. Numbers” ignore the columns for DSS Office Number, Unit Type, and Unit Number. Send the form
to the name and address shown in the upper left-hand corner of the state form. DSS
will complete the Office Number, Unit Type and Unit Number and return the form to
you with the identification numbers added.
Management should supply each employee requesting a PIN with copies of the State manual
section and State laws related to confidentiality. These materials are also located
on the Boston Regional SASRO page.
Management should also notify the EMS Help Desk at 1-860-424-4930 to de-activate registered
employees who no longer require access. Call the EMS for assistance if an employee's
PIN has been suspended or password expires. Employees should log into the system at
least once a month to prevent suspension of their passwords. Also, employees will
have to change their passwords every 30 days.