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Supervisor Technology Services Checklist for Terminating Staff

Technology Devices and Accessories Owned by the University

Identify all technology devices and accessories owned by the University that have been assigned to the terminating employee. (To be included: tablets, phones, University owned software, laptop and desktop computers, external hard drives.) Confirm that all devices have been returned.

For Desktop and Laptop Computers:

  • As appropriate, instruct employee to forward business related information to the supervisor.
  • Instruct employee not to delete University data from the device.
  • If the employee has personal information on the device, this should be removed by employee.

Technology Devices and Accessories owned by Individual

  • Confirm with employee that all University-related information and software has been removed from personally-owned technology devices.

University Office Phone

  • Immediate: If voicemail is set up for the employee's office phone, an out-of-office message should be recorded.
  • If employee has the voicemail to email or the send2mobile features enabled, these should be disabled.
  • Longer Term: Contact CSSD Telecommunications to have the office phone disconnected or assigned to a different employee.

Electronic Mail

  • Within 24 hours of the Employee Record (ER) being processed, the University Computing Account for the employee will be demoted to a ‘sponsored account' and scheduled to terminate in 14 days. This account controls all access and technology privileges to University resources, including email. As part of this process a standard out of office response will implemented when the account is terminated and senders will receive the out of office response. Once the account terminates, any forwarding options previously in place for the email account will be eliminated.
  • Employees and departments can and should customize the out of office response to meet the needs of the department. This should be done on the day the employee terminates. The response can direct the sender to forward business-related email to a new email address, and if desired, indicate where personal email can be directed. For example: This account is no longer active: all business-related email should be directed to (xxxx@pitt.edu) and any personal email can be directed to (xxx@xxx.com).
  • It is important to note that during the 14 days when the sponsored account is in place, email is being delivered to this account and only the employee has access to this email. Therefore, if the department wishes to disable the account immediately, this request should be made to the Technology Help Desk by the supervisor.

Cloud Storage and Services

Employees have the option to use the University-supported cloud storage service, pitt.box.com, although there is nothing to prohibit them from using other cloud storage services. For pitt.box.com, access to the service will terminate at the time the email account terminates.

  • Instruct employee to review all materials located on cloud storage services and forward all relevant information to the supervisor.
  • Confirm with employee that Pitt-related information has been deleted from cloud storage services.

Server Access

As noted previously, the employee's University Computing Account is active as a sponsored account for 14 days after the Employee Record is processed. It is extremely important that a terminated employee does not have access to Enterprise or Departmental systems after the termination date.

  • Identify any server or Enterprise system access that an employee has been granted. For Enterprise systems such as PeopleSoft or PRISM, the security contact within the department maintains this information. For Departmental systems, the IT contact within the department maintains this information. All access should be disabled no later than the termination date for the employee.