Letter from State Chief Information Officer



Dear Chief Information Officers,


As you are probably aware, Microsoft announced 18 months ago that as of Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, they will be completely discontinuing the technical support and security updates for Internet Explorer (IE) 7, 8 and will only support IE9 on Windows Vista, IE10 on Windows Server 2012, and IE11 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as described in the table below.


Windows Desktop Operating Systems

Internet Explorer Version

Windows Vista SP2

Internet Explorer 9

Windows Server 2012

Internet Explorer 10

Windows 7 SP1

Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8.1 Update

Internet Explorer 11

You can read more about the Microsoft announcement here.

How does this affect you?

As a result of Microsoft's announcement, YES/HRIS will discontinue support for IE 7 and 8 on Mon., Jan. 18, 2016. As indicated in the graph, IE 9, 10 and 11 will operate normally on the operating systems listed above.

We recommend that you take action to upgrade your agency’s browsers to IE 11. More than 70% of state agencies use browsers older than IE 11. As you are aware, security updates are important because they patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is essential.

But there is good news!

Starting Mon. Jan. 18, 2016, the YES application will now be supported on Chrome. We are pleased about the ease of use and relief of frustration this addition will offer to all state employees.

We are dedicated to providing the best customer service and support possible and we truly value your feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via phone or email to discuss how we can be of additional assistance.



Thank you,

Morgan Reed