One of the statutory functions of the state Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Chief Information Officer is the establishment of technology policy and standards. Agencies are required to comply with technology policies and standards unless a specific waiver is granted.
This policy provides for a waiver process to be used when an agency is unable to be immediately in compliance with an established technology policy and/or standard. A waiver is generally intended to be time limited and granted only for the period of time necessary to achieve compliance.
By requiring the timely reporting of noncompliance with technology policy and standards through the waiver application and the granting of waivers setting the limits and conditions for future compliance, the OCIO is able to oversee and manage agency adherence to state-wide information technology requirements.