Is there an Alternate/ Workaround For Employee NetID Activation?
This is to be used ONLY for EMPLOYEES when their phonebook contact reports that UI New Hire was unsuccessful. Or, there was an issue using HR Front End and the employee needs an alternative to activate their NetID.
There are two workarounds for employee NetID activation in this case, since HRFE seemed not to work as intended. Please note the two different workarounds:
1. CREATE AN EXTERNAL AFFILIATION (RECOMMENDED)
This will allow the employee to go through NetID activation as long as they have internet and web access. Once the external affiliation is successfully completed, it will auto generate a welcome letter to the employee with an activation token and NetID activation instructions. Please note these important items:
a. You will use the "External Affiliates Page" NOT "PB Update". Your department’s Phonebook (PB) will create an external affiliation for this person. You are listed as the PB contact for your department. The External Affiliates web application found here:
If you need to find out who is the PB for your department:
- Under the heading, ‘Departments’ search search by campus unit
b. Make certain to use a NON-UIC personal email address for the employee that they are able to access. Please DO NOT use their UIC email address. If you use their UIC email address the token will not be sent.
c. If the employee reports to you that they did not receive the welcome letter and token, please ask them to check their spam or trash folder. If they report it is still not there please double check the email input entered was correct.
2. THE EMPLOYEE WILL HAVE TO COME IN PERSON TO ONE OF OUR DESIGNATED C-STOP LOCATION. For in person password assistance with a valid I-Card to establish a password which will activate their NetID. We can ONLY accept a valid I-Card to confirm identity. Please note the information for in person password assistance listed at https://accc.uic.edu/service/c-stop.