Although we have just begun the Fall semester, Spring is just around the corner. Please note the following dates regarding Spring 2007 registration:
From Friday morning, October 6, until Tuesday, October 10, there will be no access to either Internet Native Banner or Self-Serve SIS thru the portal.
Training continues on Banner 7.3, please see the bannertraining site for times, days and locations.
Beginning with the upgrade to Banner 7.3, the social security number field will be masked so that it cannot be seen. Personnel will be granted access to this field only if it is needed as a function of their duties. An initial list of these names and IDs has been developed. After the initial setup, anyone requiring access to this field must meet the criteria listed in the policy and follow the steps listed in the procedures.
Access to the field displaying the social security number in the student information system (SIS) will be restricted to personnel whose performance of duties requires that field. A list of areas requiring such access is listed below.
Generally, access to the field containing the social security number in the student information system will not be provided to departments for the specific purpose of obtaining social security numbers in order to complete the hiring process. In those instances, departments should obtain the social security number from the prospective employee. This policy does not restrict access to the field containing the social security number by employees in the human resources department, the payroll department, accounts receivables, or other units where the employee's work fits into one of the above categories.
Personnel with access to the field displaying the social security number shall not divulge that information to another person. If someone is requesting the information he/she should be directed to the appropriate security officer for the area. Also, personnel with access to the field displaying the social security number shall abide by the University's SSN policy as posted on the Human Resources website.
The form to request access can be found on:www.wmich.edu/registrar/pdf/SSN_Access_Policy.pdf
It's a good time to remind instructors of FERPA regulations. Please call this office, 387-4310, with any questions regarding what information can or cannot be divulged.
And remember, when in doubt, don't give it out!
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