Pennsylvania DHS hopes to launch cellphone app next month - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Pennsylvania DHS hopes to launch cellphone app next month

PITTSBURGH (AP) -

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services officials say the agency expects to launch its soon-to-be-released cellphone app before the end of the year.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2fr915E ) myCOMPASS PA remains in its final testing stages, with hopes that the app will be available for use by clients sometime in December.

Officials have praised the app for its ability to help save time and effort for both caseworkers and clients.

The goal is to improve basic customer service functions by allowing clients to use myCOMPASS Pa for anything they would normally have to call or appear in person to do.

DHS Secretary Ted Dallas says the app helps the department use its resources more for helping people instead of managing paperwork.

The app cost just less than $5 million to develop.

Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

    The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B counteroffer

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:44:27 GMT
    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
    The competition for Fox is heating up, as Disney is boosting its offer for the company to $70.3 billion.More >>
  • PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

    PayPal move blocks sales of school shooting video game

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:44:02 GMT
    (YouTube via AP, File). FILE - This file screen shot taken from YouTube shows a still frame from the video game "Active Shooter." Acid Software, the developer of the school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children, has lost the abilit...(YouTube via AP, File). FILE - This file screen shot taken from YouTube shows a still frame from the video game "Active Shooter." Acid Software, the developer of the school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children, has lost the abilit...
    The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal.More >>
    The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal.More >>
  • Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

    Too hot to handle: Politics of warming part of culture wars

    Saturday, June 23 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 04:43:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, former-Sen. Tim Wirth moderates the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, in Las Vegas. Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the...(AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, former-Sen. Tim Wirth moderates the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, in Las Vegas. Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the...
    Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars.More >>
    Three decades after early warnings about global warming, the issue has become entrenched in the nation's culture wars.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • North Jackson woman killed in traffic accident

    North Jackson woman killed in traffic accident

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:22:44 GMT

    A two-car accident took place in North Jackson around 6 p.m. on Friday. According to officials, one car failed to yield and struck a truck. The truck then rolled over into a ditch, and then into a field on it's top. One person is reported by police to have non-life-threatening injuries. The intersection of Blott and Rosemont is currently closed. Officers say it will hopefully be open by 9 p.m.  

    More >>

    A two-car accident took place in North Jackson around 6 p.m. on Friday. According to officials, one car failed to yield and struck a truck. The truck then rolled over into a ditch, and then into a field on it's top. One person is reported by police to have non-life-threatening injuries. The intersection of Blott and Rosemont is currently closed. Officers say it will hopefully be open by 9 p.m.  

    More >>
  • Person of interest detained in Howland shooting

    Person of interest detained in Howland shooting

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:12:10 GMT

    A person of interest in a Howland shooting Friday evening is detained and the perimeter that officers set up to search the area near Giant Eagle and Howland High School has been taken down.

    More >>

    A person of interest in a Howland shooting Friday evening is detained and the perimeter that officers set up to search the area near Giant Eagle and Howland High School has been taken down.

    More >>
  • Police say drivers should prepare for traffic

    Extra patrols planned for Route 224 Super Nats parade, party

    Extra patrols planned for Route 224 Super Nats parade, party

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:57:43 GMT

    If your driving plans include Route 224 in Canfield and Boardman any night this weekend, plan on seeing more police and state troopers. 

    More >>

    If your driving plans include Route 224 in Canfield and Boardman any night this weekend, plan on seeing more police and state troopers. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms