Jan. 6, 2014
ISSS Link Downtime
ISSS Link will be upgraded and unavailable to all users beginning at 6 p.m. this Thursday. It should be available again for normal use by 9 a.m. Friday; however, there is a possibility that it will be down all or part of Friday, so please plan for that eventuality. Department administrators will be updated on the system status via email.
Deemed Export Control (DEC) for J-1 Requests
Administrators who submit H-1B requests are familiar with the Deemed Export Control process. After reviewing the regulations regarding Deemed Export Control and licensing, the Office of Research Compliance in conjunction with ISSS will be implementing the Deemed Export Control Decision Tree and Certification process for all J-1 requests as well. This change is effective Friday, January 10. The training materials on the ISSS Link Blackboard site have been updated with the DEC information.
Important: Once the DEC process is in place for J-1s, all J-1 requests that have not been fully submitted to ISSS (all compliance signatures received) will be subject to the requirement. The DEC form is already available as an optional form in the request process. If you are working on a J-1 request and you are not certain it will be fully submitted before Friday, please go ahead and begin the DEC form now.