In collaboration with Human Resources (HR), OIT has published the new System Access Removal Procedure, a companion document to HR’s recently updated Separation Checklist (PDF). During an employee’s separation, these documents help supervisors preserve access to the employee’s electronically stored information, systems and applications, which may include, but not be limited to: email, Google docs, items stored on departmental file shares, account names, encryption keys, and associated encryption passwords.
Supervisors are encouraged to review both checklists when an employee announces his or her separation. OIT and HR also recommend that supervisors involve their departmental IT support early in the separation process to help identify stored items and points of access. The practical guidance in these documents will help both the supervisor and the employee make a smooth organizational transition.