Monday, November 30, 2015

SFT access issues - tips and tricks

The upgrade to the system at is preventing some computers from easily accessing their reports and files. These tips may help your system get past the login screen. 

  1. Clear your cookies in Internet Explorer.
  2. Delete your browsing history in Internet Explorer.
  3. If those don't work, you may need to make a change in your Internet Explorer 8 browser (not applicable for later versions). Try this:

Tools èInternet Options è Advanced (tab) è Security è Check  boxes for:
 þ Use SSL 3.0  
þ Use TLS 1.2 
(see below)

If these tips don't work, please consider using a Firefox or Chrome browser for today. Please email the BLS Partner box if you have questions or need more assistance. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Save your records: service upgrade will delete old files


The Secure File Transfer (SFT) service where your reports and files are published will be upgraded over the Thanksgiving weekend.

The system will delete all files created before Sunday, Nov. 22 over the coming weekend. You must save files to your PC or system before Thanksgiving if you wish to keep them.

BLS staff will not retain old files or reports. Files created today or after will be retained only for the standard 13 days.

The state's technology agency is upgrading to new software that will be supported beyond this year. Due to the upgrade, SFT will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Important: contact BLS Partnership Services immediately if you have problems accessing your documents after the upgrade.

~ BLS Partnership Services

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Lacey joins BLS partnership

On Sunday, the city of Lacey turns 49 years old. And it is most definitely getting better with age!

For the first time, South Sound businesses operating in the neighboring cities of Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater can combine their annual city licenses with state regulatory licenses.

We’re pleased to simplify the business license application and renewal processes for more than 4000 local businesses. 

Welcome, Lacey!