Overview of Account Terminations for Faculty and Staff


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Your account is active or inactive in the University of Maryland's (UMD) Directory depending on your affiliation with the university. This affects your access to email and other accounts.

When your affiliation ends with UMD, whether by retiring, quitting or otherwise, you no longer have access to UMD services.

When do I lose access to services?

In most cases, when you are voluntarily leaving the university (versus involuntarily), you will have access to your accounts for 30 days after your last day of work.

Exceptions

There are three exceptions.

The first exception is for retiring tenured and tenure-track faculty. You will continue to have access to your accounts for 180 days after your last day of work.

The second exception is for faculty who meet all of the following conditions:

  1. You are non-tenured faculty.
  2. You are on a 9-, 9.5- or 10-month appointment. (This is also known as a 22-pay). Please check with your Human Resources office if you aren't sure of your appointment type.
  3. Your appointment termination date is between June 1 and July 31.
  4. Your job category is any of the following: 03 (Term Contract), 15 (Continuing Contract) or 37 (Non-regular).

In this case, you will have access to your services for 90 days after your last day of work.

The third exception is emeritus faculty. Emeritus faculty are retired but keep an active account with the university. You will maintain an active status in the UMD Directory and keep access to all your service accounts. This includes email, library privileges and other abilities. For more information, read the University Human Resources article, Retiree Campus Privileges.

Student employees

If you are a student employee, you will lose access to your staff or faculty account and services after 30 days. However, you will keep all your student-related accounts and services. You will remain in UMD's Directory according to your enrollment status. To learn more about student account terminations, read Overview of Account Terminations for Students.

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What services do I lose access to?

You will lose access to all services that require you to sign in with your Directory ID and passphrase.

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What should I do with the data in services I will lose access to?

Preserving your personal data

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) encourages you to take ownership of your personal digital data and create backups of any Google (Gmail, Drive, et. al.) or Box data. This also applies to personal data stored on local machines that belong to the University. All work-related data is considered property of the University of Maryland and should not be preserved into personal ownership.

IMPORTANT: You are prohibited from transferring, forwarding or sending UMD business email to or from a personal email account or TERPMail at any point during or after employment. For more information, read IT Standard Institutional Email (IT-14) and UMD Email Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in the IT Library.

For more information, read Access to and Preservation of Account Data for Students, Faculty and Staff and Importing and Exporting Data from Gmail, Calendar and Contacts in the IT Library.

Sharing business data

Before you leave the university, you may need to share business data with your colleagues. This may include data from your UMD Gmail, Contacts, Drive, Box, OneDrive, ELMS-Canvas or other accounts.

There are may ways to transfer ownership and share your business data with your colleagues, which may be different for each services. Here are instructions for transferring ownership, sharing or exporting data from commonly requested services:

For more information, read Access to and Preservation of Account Data for Students, Faculty and Staff.

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I'm leaving the university but maintaining a professional relationship

If you are maintaining a professional relationship with the university, your department may choose to create a non-paid or affiliate appointment for you. This appointment will allow you to keep some access to certain accounts.

To learn more about non-paid and affiliate appointments, read Payroll and Human Resources (PHR) Affiliates Module.

Emeritus faculty keep an active account with the university. You will maintain an active status in the UMD Directory and keep access to all your service accounts. This includes email, library privileges and other abilities. For more information, read the University Human Resources article, Retiree Campus Privileges.

I'm leaving the university but need access to university services

If you are maintaining a professional relationship with the university, your department may choose to create a non-paid or affiliate appointment for you. This appointment will allow you to keep some access to certain accounts.

To learn more about non-paid and affiliate appointments, read Payroll and Human Resources (PHR) Affiliates Module.

Otherwise, your access to university services will terminate according to your appointment type. See Email Access and Auto-Reply Message for Deceased Employees in this article

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What is involuntary termination?

Involuntary termination means that you have been fired or laid off.

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How does involuntary termination work?

If you are involuntarily terminated, you will immediately lose access to all your accounts and services.

Employers with off-boarding process form permissions can submit a Removal of Account Access form to request that an employee immediately loses access to services and accounts. This request does not cover removal of access to local applications (e.g. department sponsored email systems, departmental databases), local area computer networks, personnel/payroll actions, and return of keys, ID card, and equipment.

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I need to terminate an employee's accounts

If you are an employer who needs to immediately terminate an employee's accounts, you can submit a Removal of Account Access form to request that an employee immediately loses access to services and accounts. This request does not cover removal of access to local applications (e.g. department sponsored email systems, departmental databases), local area computer networks, personnel/payroll actions, and return of keys, ID card, and equipment.

If you do not have permission to access the Removal of Account Access form, complete this Report an Issue form. You can also direct the customer to get to that page via the University Human Resources page. 

The form will create a priority ticket to our security team who will start the process and assign tasks out to groups as needed. 

What happens when an employee dies?

Employee death is considered neither voluntary nor involuntary termination. Once DIT is made aware of an employee's death, Security and Human Resources work together to manage account access.

In some cases, supervisors, coworkers and family members may need access to the deceased employee's accounts. DIT can provide delegated access to the deceased employee's email account while it is still active and copies of account data can be provided to family and department representatives within a certain time period.

These requests must be made to the Service Desk and reviewed by Security. For more information, read Email Access and Auto-Reply Message for Deceased Employees.

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