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    MAY 5, 2005
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Are your forms updated and ready for the TUid?

With the upcoming introduction of the new TUid, don’t forget that all Temple forms must comply with the University’s policies on personal identity protection. The TUid will replace the Social Security number as the primary means of identifying students, faculty and staff. This change will affect the way offices communicate and will require modifications to departmental, preprinted and Web-based forms.

Every department is responsible for changing its own developed forms by Sept. 30 to conform to the University’s Social Security Number Usage Policy and Procedures. These policies are available online.

Social Security Number Usage Policy: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=04.75.11.

Social Security Number Usage Procedure: http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=04.75.12.

In addition, if you currently use the Temple “T” and/or the words “Temple University” on any forms, review the new Temple Graphic Identity Standards available online at www.temple.edu/logos. Once you log in to this site with your AccessNet user name and password, you will also be able to download the new Temple logo.

For more information on the TUid, go to the project Web site at http://ssn2tuid.temple.edu. If you have any questions, please e-mail ssn2tuid@temple.edu.

Stay connected with a Temple e-mail address after graduation

If you are graduating and wish to keep your Temple e-mail address, you can take advantage of a special program through Temple’s Alumni office. Normally, your e-mail account is closed 90 days after the end of the semester. You can retain your Temple e-mail account for free for one year, however, by signing up for TUmail for alumni.

To participate in this program, watch for a message in your account notifying you that your e-mail account will be closed. The e-mail will include a link that takes you to the Alumni Web site where you can log in and sign up with your AccessNet user name and password. Once you sign up, you can use your familiar TUmail account for another year and automatically become a member of Temple's Online Alumni Community, where you can post class notes, post and view jobs and resumes in the career center, search the online alumni directory and more.

Welcome message updated

Vice President of Computer and Information Services Timothy O’Rourke has updated his welcome message to the University community at www.temple.edu/cs/about/index.htm. As the semester winds down, he brings readers up to date on the status of several large Computer Services initiatives, including Social Security number elimination and the new TUid, TECH Center plans and developments, and extended lab hours during spring finals.