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With a line like that, I just couldn't resist. A tiny article. <:)=

Y2K compliance concerns creep up again

The 9/9/99 bug brings about the bigger issue of Y2K compliance.

Cal Poly is still not 100 percent compliant, but it expects to be by Oct. 14. It also will be having a Y2K awareness day then as well.

While the County of San Luis Obispo has many of its systems up to 100-percent compliant, not all departments are there yet. The treasurers office, assessors, personnel and district attorneys office have an average of about 80 percent of their systems complying with Y2K standards. The family support system is only 56 percent compliant, according to a July report.

-- Sysman (, September 10, 1999


If 'Family Support Systems' is child support, these have been notorious software disasters even apart from Y2K.

-- kermit (, September 10, 1999.

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Colleges get low Y2K GPA from feds

By Reuters

Special to CNET

August 12, 1999, 6:40 a.m. PT

The Department of Education is giving U.S. colleges and universities poor grades on preparations for the Year 2000 computer problem.

Only 30 percent of schools of higher learning surveyed said they had completed preparations of their most crucial computer systems, notably those that handle financial aid, Education Secretary Richard Reilly said in a letter to college and university presidents and chancellors.

Another 40 percent of respondents did not expect to have their "mission-critical" systems fully ready to deal with the Y2K glitch until October or later, he said in the letter sent last week and released yesterday.

"Thus, it appears that many post-secondary institutions will have little time left to adjust if schedules slip or problems are discovered," Reilly said. "I am also disappointed that the survey's response rate was only 32 percent."

So far, only 22 of the more than 5,800 U.S. institutions participating in the student aid programs have tested their systems successfully, he said.

The Education Department's systems have been fully tested internally and validated for Y2K compliance. But for the student aid system to work, they must be able to exchange financial aid data with federal systems after January 1.

Reilly warned the school leaders of possible "significant delays in student aid delivery" if systems fail to be able to swap data in the new century.

He called for the presidents' and chancellors' "personal involvement" to prepare for the glitch, which could cause computers to misread the year 2000 and potentially spark wide-ranging systems failures.

Last week, John Koskinen, chairman of the President's Council on Year 2000 conversion, said elementary and secondary schools were also lagging badly in making software changes to dodge Y2K pitfalls.

Y2K-related failures in schools were unlikely to have a direct impact on teaching and learning, the president's council reported in its third quarterly report.

But they could affect school buildings, making them less safe, and disrupt lessons that rely on computers as well as scramble student records and payrolls, the council said.

According to spring/summer Education Department survey data, only 28 percent of more than 3,500 school districts and other education agencies had reported all their crucial systems ready for the year 2000.

Story Copyright ) 1999 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.


-- Linkmeister (, September 10, 1999.

What a crock! Colleges and Universities in TX are waiting on the Feds. In some cases it's the only thing they have left to fix. I suspect this is the same case in many other states.

-- Nick (, September 10, 1999.

It's a poly institution.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 10, 1999.

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