SUBJECT: Replacing the PDC Lobbyist E-Filing Application
DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12 NOON
LOCATION: 711 Capitol Way SE, Rm 206, Olympia, Washington
(Contact Lori Anderson for offsite participation accommodations)
The PDC's Lobbyist Electronic Filing application is the oldest of all PDC web-based electronic filing systems. The application has had only minor updates in the 13 years since it was first developed. In the last few years, it has become increasingly difficult to file reports electronically due to incompatibility between this aging application and modern devices and web browsers. It is the PDC's goal to design a filing system around the needs of the filer community.
The PDC will partner with members of the filer community and parties who use the data to develop a complete replacement for the lobbyist electronic filing application. The new application will be designed to work on a variety of devices including phones and tablets as well as traditional desktop computers. The PDC will be taking an iterative approach to this project and is looking for opportunities to deliver new functionality as early as possible.
This initial stakeholder meeting will bring definition to the overall scope of the project and develop a broad set of functional requirements. This meeting will be an opportunity to participate for both filers and individuals who use the data that the PDC makes available online.
The PDC is also recruiting 6 - 10 lobbyist filers to join the project team. The recruits will assist the PDC staff with product planning and review. Team members will likely be asked to participate in up to three meetings per month where staff will demonstrate progress, solicit feedback and provide opportunities to test development versions of the new system. Team members will be asked to commit three to four hours per month over the six-month term of the project. More information about how you can become a member of the project team will be available at this initial stakeholder meeting or from Lori Anderson at (360) 664-2737.