May 9, 2014
As we complete spring semester, here is one more update regarding employee personal information.
If you have not already activated your credit monitoring code, you are encouraged to do so by the end of the month, as the codes expire May 31. Your personalized code is available through MyUNIverse or by stopping by the cashier’s office in Gilchrist. The credit monitoring service provided is for a full year, but the time period to start the one year expires at the end of May. A copy of your credit report is available within the first 30 days of activating your code. If 30 days has passed, you can still get a free copy of your credit report by following this link: www.iowaattorneygeneral.org/consumer_advisories/credit_finance/free_credit_reports.html.
If you didn't get a chance to review previous emails and suggested courses of action regarding this issue, it might be a good idea to do so once the semester is over and things slow down a bit. Previous emails are on the right side of the web page. The steps identified can be taken at any time and are a good reminder of how to protect personal information given the issues we are faced with in this day and age. The website is available at www.uni.edu/tax-advisory.
Finally, President Ruud will be appointing an information security working group to examine UNI policies, procedures and technology that secure information assets and make recommendations to improve them as we continue to move forward. Shashi Kaparthi, chief information officer, will chair the group.
If you have specific questions, please call the UNI information line at 273-5700, which will remain active throughout the summer months.