Information for employees

Many of the following resources are provided solely for WDFW employees and may require user login.

Special note: If using VPN from home for the first time, note that if you did not sign in from a DFW office before going home, you need to either go back to the office to sign in to download the security certificate.  Once you go into the office and successfully download the security certificate, please update the ticket so IT can help other customers. Alternatively, you can wait for the Service Desk to call you to remotely install the security certificate.


Email and Calendar

  • Outlook in Office 365
    The web version of Outlook is available through the portal.

Total Time

WDFW IT Help Desk

  • You may contact the Service Desk at 360-902-2378 or for any questions related to Total Time or the Outlook web app. Service Desk staff are familiar with the applications and are prepared to assist you.

WDFW Intranet Site

  • To access the Intranet from your phone, tablet, or mobile device, open your Microsoft SharePoint Application on an agency device and search "Intranet."
  • Use this link to access the Intranet from your computer: 

Vehicle Mileage Tracking System (VMTS)

  • Access to VMTS is not available through Fortress at this time. If you have access to VPN, please update VMTS by using this URL: http://vmts.dfw.wa.lcl/vmts/
  • If you do not have access to VPN, please send the following information to Fiscal Office General Accounting:
    Number of Miles
    License Plate Number
    Ending Odometer Number
    Master Index(es) and corresponding miles

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Inclement Weather

In the case of an emergency incident or severe weather event, employees should call their regional office emergency notification message number (see table below) or the WDFW Emergency Hotline (formerly known as Disaster Recovery Phone Line) at 360-902-2345. These messages will reflect current information about impacted WDFW work locations and inform employees whether and where to report to work. The Regional Offices are responsible for reporting on any work sites or facilities located within that region.

  • Region 1 509-892-7855
  • Region 2 509-754-4624, Ext: 211
  • Region 3 509-457-9300
  • Region 4 425-775-1311, Ext: 160
  • Region 5 360-906-6700, *2108
  • Region 6 360-249-4628, Ext: 265

Fish Books

  • Fish Books Access
    How to log in: Username and password are the same as WDFW login used for applications like Total Time. Only users identified as connected to a facility are authorized to login to the system. For assistance or to obtain additional information about FishBooks, contact Caitlynne Bishop.

DES Motor Pool

Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Employees may log on to TLC without using the VPN. Log on using your DFW email address and the same password used to for Windows and Total Time.
  • Contact the training team at for assistance with LMS and other online training resources.

CAPS Financial - Contracts and Projects System

Novatus - Contract Management System

Travel and Expense Management System (TEMS)

Red Flag Reporting (WDFW Ethics and Reporting Hotline)

Wildlife Observation Reports

WDFW Retiree Information

  • Association of Retired Fish and Wildlife Employees
    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Retirees' Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping retired employees stay connected with each other and provide a means for employees planning for retirement to learn about our Association.

Other Resources