Access to VocLink is obtained through Host on Demand (HOD) via Secure Access Washington at https://secureaccess.wa.gov/.
Host On-Demand (HOD) System Requirements
HOD is an Internet-to-host connectivity tool that enables secure browser access to host applications. HOD runs as a Java applet in a web browser.
If you will be using HOD from a remote network located behind a firewall, make sure your firewall administrator opens port 3272. The HOD client connects back to the telnet server (available through secureaccess.wa.gov) on this port and will fail to establish a connection if the port is not open.
The following is a list of necessary software to use the Host On Demand client version 11.
Compatible Operating Systems:
Compatible Java Versions:
Mac OS X 10.2.1
Mac OS X 10.3
Mac OS X 10.4
Windows 2000 (Professional and Advanced) Server
Windows XP Professional Edition
Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit version)
Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise, Standard, and Web)
Windows Server 2003 R2 (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
Windows Vista (Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions)
Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC IPV6
Windows Terminal Services for Windows 2003
Windows Server 2008 (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
Windows 2008 R2 (Standard and Enterprise Editions - only 64-bit)
Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions)
Sun Java plug-ins
Results Can Vary:
Java Virtual Machine (JVM) requirements for HOD
To check your Microsoft Internet Explorer JVM level, select Tools => Internet Options => Advanced => scroll down to “Microsoft VM” and check “Java console enabled”. You must then restart your computer and/or browser. Go back into IE and select View => Java Console. You should see something like:
Microsoft (R) VM for Java, 5.0 Release 184.108.40.20609 ==============================================
The JVM level is listed in the release number. In this example the release number is 220.127.116.1109. The JVM level is 3309. Once Labor and Industries has approved your on-line application, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a temporary password. You may then access LINIIS through the VocLink process.
Secure Access Washington
Access to VocLink is provided through Secure Access Washington (SAW), located at https://secureaccess.wa.gov
After creating a new account or logging into your SAW account, click on Add a New Service and enter LNI_VOCLINK_as your service code , fill out the online registration form, and request access. - Voc Link Connect will display on the My Services page in SAW with the user status shown as pending.
Labor and Industries will review your application. If all of the information provided is correct, your application will be approved.
You will receive an email notifying you that your application has been accepted, and a separate email containing your temporary VocLink password. Please see Password Requirements on
page 5 for more information.
SAW’s My Services page will now display the service Voc Link Connect as active.
Downloading Host On-Demand (HOD)
Click on Voc Link Connect from your My Services page in SAW. The CTS Home page will display. Click on HOD Client, and follow the instructions to download the cached client.
HOD will detect the level of Java support on your system. If your Java version is not sufficient, you will be prompted to download the Java plugin from the HOD server.
After you have downloaded Java for the first time, you will need to close and reopen your browser.
Return to the My Services page within SAW and select the .Voc Link Connect service.
Click on the HOD Client button from the CTS Home page. The IBM Rational Host on Demand page displays with the 3270 DIS S/390 icon .
If a Security Warning window appears asking if you want to install and run IBM Host On Demand, click on yes.
The terminal screen box labeled ”DIS S/390 – A – NTV110F9” will display the TPX login screen.
Logging into LINIIS
At the TPX login screen, key your Userid (i.e. PXXX235) and Tab to the Password field.
Key your password and press Enter to display the TPX MENU. Press PF4 to access LINIIS. On the CICS ENVIRONMENT screen, key your Userid, tab to the Password field, key your password and press Enter. A screen will display with SIGN ON COMPLETE in the upper left hand corner. Key LVOC in the upper left hand corner and press Enter. The MULTI REGION OPTION (MRO) ROUTING SCREEN displays. Press Enter. If you are only a Voc Counselor, or only a Voc Firm Representative, the VMEN screen will display.
If you are both a Voc Counselor and a Voc Firm Representative, a screen will display asking you which function you wish to access. Key and X on the blank line next to the desired function and press Enter to display the VMEN screen.
NOTE: If you are a first time user, or you have had your password reset, key your temporary password in the Password field. Your cursor will automatically move to the New Password field. Press Enter. The system will display a message that your password has expired. Key a new password in the New Password field and press Enter. The system will ask you to re-Enter your password for verification. Re key your password and press Enter to continue logging into VocLink.
Please see Password Requirements on page 5 for more information.
Logging Out of the System
To log out of LINIIS, press F12 from any LINIIS screen. The TPX MENU screen displays.
Key /K on the Command line. The TPX login screen displays.
To close the DIS S/390 window, either click the X in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or click Exit in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
The IBM Rational Host On-Demand page displays in the Internet browser window.
You may now close your browser, access another Internet site, or re-enter VocLink by clicking on the 3270 DIS S/390 icon.
Must be exactly 8 characters in length.
Must contain at least one symbol: @, #, or $.
Must contain al least one number.
Must NOT contain your Logon/user ID or Name.
Must not contain three or more consecutive characters from first, middle or last name.
Must be different from the previous 5 that were used. Changing the case is not acceptable.
Must be different by at least three characters from the old password.
VocLink passwords are valid for 60 days. To change your password before it expires, at the TPX screen, key your Userid and tab to the Password field. Key your current password. Your cursor will stop on the New Password field. Key a new password and press Enter. Re-enter your password for verification and press Enter to change your password.
Your Userid will be revoked after three consecutive attempts to log on with the incorrect password.
If your password expires or is revoked, please email LNI’s Web Customer Support at ISHELPDESK@LNI.WA.GOV or call (360) 902-5999 for assistance.
VocLink LINIIS Screen functionality
Upon entering LINIIS, your cursor will default to the command line on the VMEN screen. This screen is a list of the LINIIS screens and procedures to which you have access.
From any screen in LINIIS, key a four-letter screen name and claim number on the command line in the lower left hand corner and press Enter. Key a four-letter screen name without a claim number, and a prompt screen will display from which you may key the desired claim number.
Once you access a specific claim, you can access a new screen by typing the screen name at the command line without re-keying the claim number.
Claims are coded with the Work Position ID of the Claims Manager assigned to the claim. The Claims Manager’s name can be obtained by placing the cursor on the first letter of the work position in RLOG and clicking on the F1 key. LINIIS screen EUSE also displays Work Position ID information.
At the UVUR screen, key your Firm Provider and Branch IDs. Press Enter. The screen will display a list of all of the referrals that need to have a VRC assigned. Your cursor will default to the SEQ # field. Place your selection number in the field and press Enter. Key the VRC’s Service Provider ID in the ID field across from VRC NAME, and press Enter. This action assigns the referral.
You will be transferred back to the UVUR screen where you can key the same branch number or a new branch number in the BRANCH ID field, and continue, or F12 to exit the system.
RVPR - Active Referrals for a Specific Firm
Key RVPR and press Enter. Key a FIRM PROVIDER ID, BRANCH number, and the letter corresponding to the type of referral you would like to review. Press Enter. You will be transferred to Screen 2. You will need to do this for each branch and each letter.
Pick the sequence number you would like to review by placing the number in the SELECT SEQ-NUM field, and press Enter. You can now review the referral information.
Press Enter from this screen to transfer back to the list. You can view another sequence number to view, or press F10 to go back to the screen where you entered your firm and branch and pick a different type of referral to view, or F12 to exit the system.
HVPR - Review closed referrals for firm/branch
The firm has the ability to go to this referral history screen and view all of the closed referrals by branch number and referral type. Key your firm and branch numbers, and the letter corresponding to the type of referral you want to review. Press Enter to view the referrals.
You can now review your list of closed referrals. Use the SELECT SEQ_NUM field at the bottom of the screen to request detail on a specific referral.
HVPR - Screen 3 - Review a plan Development Referral
On screen three, you can see the recommended outcome made by the VRC. You can also view the actual outcome entered by the claims manager.
From this screen, press Enter to return to the sequence number list of referrals. Press F10 to return to the screen where you can key firm and branch and type of referral to view more closed referrals.
Press F12 to exit the system.
UVRS - Select Referrals for a Specific VRC (Update/Review Referrals)
Note: users in the firm dual role can access UVRS but will not have update capability (which causes confusion for some users. The dual role users would have to log off of LINIIS and then log back in and select the voc counselor access role to have update ability enabled Key UVRS in the command line in the lower left hand corner and press Enter. Key your service provider ID number. Press Enter again to bring up your referral list.
The second screen will display a list of all open referrals to a VRC. Key a number in SELECT SEQ-NUMBER to make your vocational recommendation. Press Enter to go to the next screen.
At the update screen, key a ? in the recommended outcome field and press Enter. This will bring up a list of possible outcomes for the type of referral selected. There are several pages to this list. Press Enter until you find the desired outcome. Place the cursor on the selected outcome on the list and press Enter. It will enter it on the screen for you. Click on Enter to update the referral. When the referral has been updated, you will be returned to the first screen that lists all your referrals (UVRS). If the screen did not return, the referral was not updated.
You are able to change the outcome code and dates until the claim manager closes the referral. The referral will remain on your referral screen until the claim manager closes the referral.
Changing your recommendation:
To change an outcome code or date, re-enter the screen, delete both the outcome code and the date. Press Enter, then; re-key the referral and the new outcome or date.
If you have made a mistake, or do not wish to update this referral, you may press F10 to return to your referral list to make another update. The F12 key will allow you to exit the system.
RVRS - Select Referral for a Specific VRC (Review of Closed Referrals)
The screen will display closed referrals for a specific VRC. Key your VRC Provider ID in the displayed field and press Enter.
The second screen is a display list of closed referrals for a VRC. Key the sequence number of the referral information you wish to view. Press Enter to view detail.
The F10 key will take you back to screen 1 to re-key your VRC provider number. The F12 key will allow you to exit the system.
This is the list of the outcomes that are available to you based on the type of referral you are working. This list will “pop up” when you key a “?” in the outcome field when you are making a recommendation on your referral. The list of outcome codes can be accessed by the following link: