State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division of Administrative Services

Alaska Department of Administration, Administrative Services
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Web Filter Waiver Process for DOA Staff

DOA-IT completes the waivers for Department of Administration staff. For most efficient service, please do not submit requests for other departments (find your department's process) or send DOA waiver requests to ETS.

To see the step-by-step procedure for filling out a web filtering waiver, please follow the Web Filtering Waiver Flowchart.

Note: The web filter adjusts your access to a category of websites. When you identify a blocked site, please note the URL Categories that are listed.

Steps (internal to Department of Administration)

For DOA staff to view a filtered website, please complete the Web Filtering Waiver Form (pdf), a four-step process:

  1. Provide information about yourself (requester)
  2. Obtain approval from your supervisor and director
  3. Obtain approval from the DOA Commissioner
  4. Submit the request to DOA-IT via a service request.

Directions are also provided on the form.

Why is this required?

The State of Alaska prevents users of the state network from reaching certain Internet sites, as indicated in State of Alaska Information Security policy (ISP-166, pdf, internal):

The SOA monitors and filters all web based traffic to the internet for non-business related material and malicious content to conserve bandwidth, to minimize the cost of conducting SOA business and to provide security to the SOA networks and assets which contain sensitive and/or confidential information.

Staff who have a business need to reach these site can use the waiver process to continue doing business.