|For decades, the Social Security Number (SSN) has been used
as an ID number for each individual associated with the
University community. Because the University is committed
to protecting the privacy of individuals, President Mote approved the Policy on Collection, Use and Protection of ID Numbers on May 31, 2005, and a plan has been
developed to limit the use of SSN and promote the use of
alternate identifiers. It will always be necessary to
obtain and store the SSN for students and employees, as it
is used for administering financial aid programs, complying
with State and Federal reporting requirements, generating
federal tax forms and exchanging student data between
post-secondary institutions. However, it will be used in
limited cases in more secure environments. The long-term
goal is to convert all University systems to use alternate
Two alternate identifiers will be used:
The University recognizes that many of its major systems are currently keyed to the use of SSN and that the conversion of all systems will take time and resources. A plan with short and long term tasks has been developed.
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