Account Creation and Termination

The Accounts Workflow process for initiating creation and termination requests for Lafayette NetIDs and system access is used for all new hires, transfers, retirements, and terminations, and applies to all part time and temporary positions.

Account Creation

Human Resources (for staff) and the Office of the Provost (for faculty) authorize the creation of NetIDs for new full time, part time, and temporary employees by sending an Accounts Workflow Request to ITS. Hiring supervisors provide the appropriate office with a completed Request for System Access form, which initiates the Accounts Workflow process and should be done at least ten working days prior to the employee start date.

Human Resources or Office of the Provost initiates the account creation process after the form has been received and during the same time that payroll authorization is created. For new hires, ITS creates a Lafayette NetID and arranges to evaluate and address desktop system needs for the new employee.

Information Technology Services notifies hiring supervisors by email once the new hire’s NetID is created. The email will include NetID information, explain the access granted, and provide pointers to additional information and/or assistance. The hiring supervisor should communicate this information to the new hire as soon as possible.

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Account Termination

For all employee terminations, transfers, and retirements, ITS receives Accounts Workflow Requests from Human Resources (staff) and Office of the Provost (faculty). Hiring supervisors will be notified via email once access has been terminated. This email may also include information that should be shared with the employee.

Note that the Help Desk does not accept new-hire, transfer, retirement, or termination notifications. Access to campus systems cannot be granted or terminated until Human Resources or the Office of the Provost receives the appropriate documentation, prepares the necessary payroll authorization, and submits it to ITS.

The amount of time NetIDs remain active varies according to institutional role.

Students

Access to email is closed during February following the year of graduation. Alumni may configure a Lafayette email forward (e.g., name@alumni.lafayette.edu) by joining the Alumni Online Community as described on the Alumni website. The NetID remains open to provide access to IT Services for Alumni.

Students who transfer out or resign from the College retain all access for thirty-days following the date effective provided by the Office of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs. The NetID remains active for Self-Service Banner access.

Staff Terminations

Accounts will be disabled on the termination date specified by Human Resources in the Accounts Workflow Termination Request.

When it is anticipated that College business-related email may continue to be sent, hiring supervisors may request a temporary, thirty-day auto-reply on a former employee’s email account to instruct senders where to direct such business. Requests are made to the Help Desk and should include the content for the auto-reply.

Faculty Terminations

For full-time faculty with a termination date of June 30, access to services is removed on August 31 of the same year. For other faculty, access is removed the day following the date provided by the Office of the Provost in the Accounts Workflow Termination Request. The NetID remains active to allow for access to Self-Service Banner.

Emeriti

For faculty voted to emeriti status, access to all services, including email and with the exception of departmental files shares, is retained in perpetuity. Access to departmental shares is removed the day following the transfer date provided by the Office of the Provost in the Accounts Workflow Transfer Request. Access to personal file shares remains in place.

Problem resolution

Any problems should be directed to the office that provides ITS with the information it uses to manage the account creation/removal process, i.e., Office of Advising and Co-Curricular Programs (students), Office of the Provost (faculty), or Human Resources (staff).