- Hard Drive Encryption should be applied as you travel between work and home and as you travel domestically.
- Your communications should be encrypted: this happens automatically when using 1) UofM Secure wireless (when on or near a UofM Campus) and 2) the UMN VPN software every time you connect wirelessly from a location other than one where you can access "UofM Secure". This includes your home wireless network provider, if you have one. (This also applies to desktop workstations, servers, etc. if using wireless to connect to the internet for work-related activities).
- For international travel: whenever possible, reserve a GPS Alliance laptop or iPad and place on them needed presentations or documents that do not contain private data.
- ***If it is required for you to travel with private data, please contact Christopher Stordalen to discuss solutions
If you are a departing GPS Alliance staff member, or if you supervise
a staff member who is departing, please use this checklist to help you
complete the necessary administrative and technical steps before departing.
Note that the procedures differ in a few regards depending upon whether the
staff member is leaving the University or just leaving the GPS Alliance.
- Notify supervisor and submit resignation letter that includes your last day of work. (Please note that you must be present on the last day of your appointment - you may not use a vacation day as your last day.)
- Discuss with your supervisor how and when you would like other staff to be informed of your departure.
- Give a copy of your resignation letter to Pam Miles.
- Go to: umn.edu/ohr/benefits/resignation for information on COBRA issues, unused vacation and sick leave, other benefits, parking cancellation, e-mail forwarding, and exit interview.
- Update address in Onestop so that W-2 can be mailed along with any other information.
- Schedule an exit interview with your supervisor.
- Computer: Discuss the disposition of all your computer files with your supervisor. Forward relevant files to supervisor and other staff per supervisor's instructions. Remove personal files from the computer.
- Unsubscribe to GPS Alliance list serves, or ask the list serve administrator to remove your name.
- Change your voicemail message to reflect departure or ask your supervisor what message to include to send callers to someone else for assistance. Leave your voicemail password by your phone and with your supervisor.
- Discuss with supervisor how to handle your mail: Who should handle your office-related mail? Would you like personal mail to be sent to your home address?
- Turn in any remaining absence cards and time distribution sheets to Pam Miles.
- Clean out your desk, office, and remove any personal items from common areas
- Ask your supervisor what to do with files or other work-related materials in your work area.
- Turn in keys to your supervisor, including your MKey, and your purchasing card if you have one.
- Data Security - The Office of Information Technology, the Office of the General Counsel, and numerous other appropriate offices at the University of Minnesota have worked to provide employees and students with a solution for email and calendaring that will remain both secure and usable. A legal agreement has been reached between the UofM and Google to provide this service following terms that are appropriate for both.
- Cost Savings - Common Good services, such as Google Apps, are provided free to colleges and administrative units in order to secure data while saving money. Units duplicating email and calendaring systems across the enterprise result in less money to be used to meet the goals of each particular college or administrative unit, with no real benefits. Money is also saved in support for these systems because both the knowledge as users of the tools and knowledge of support of the tools are common to the entire UofM community.
- Collaboration - particularly with calendaring services, much time is wasted emailing or calling multiple people to try find a time for everyone to meet. A unified calendaring system addresses this problem by having a similar format and access to calendars across the enterprise, so scheduling meetings is much easier.
- Completed on UofM/GPS Alliance-controlled technology resources and networks.
- If not possible, use UofM/GPS Alliance-identified means for safe and secure access to, and transfer of, data. Scenarios include:
- Working from home - use of the UofM Virtual Private Network (VPN) software is REQUIRED
- Working on any non-UofM wireless or wired network - use of the UofM Virtual Private Network (VPN) software is REQUIRED
- Working on a computer over which you have no control to install and/or use the UofM VPN software - general communication is allowed, but do not download or access files that have private data. Also be aware of data that may include copyright, intellectual property, etc. These types of data should also be avoided.
Meredith will attend each unit's staff meeting in the next few weeks to discuss the strategic plan with you in further detail and answer your questions. Please review the information in the slideshow and bring your questions or concerns to this meeting. If you have a question that you think can't wait until the staff meeting, please discuss with your unit director or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The unit directors will be meeting on Sept. 9th to go over all of the "deliverables" or action items provided by the cornerstone committees to identify and clarify our priorities. Once the priorities have been selected, this information will be shared across OIP.
A timeline and some guidelines for using the new name will be provided soon. While it is not a secret, please don't start using the new name or sharing it widely at this point to avoid confusion.