What do I do now that I have been assigned as Phonebook Contact for my department?
So, you have been assigned to be your department's PbContact. Congratulations! I'm sure you're already wondering. What do I need to do and how should I do it? Don't worry, we will take it step by step and see all that it involves!You will find all kinds of information here such as links, tools and additional information but please feel free to contact the ACCC Phonebook Administrator by sending a message to email@example.com. You will receive a response as soon as possible or be contacted via telephone, so please include your phone number when sending a message. I'd like to first explain what the UIC Directory is.The UIC Directory is not only a way to find contact information for employees and departments, it is much more than that. When a PbContact enters someone into the Directory and assigns an affiliation to that employee they are starting the process that will ensure that the employee will be able to obtain a UIC email address, UIC email account and create a password. The UIC NetID and password are required to access many online resources available at UIC such as NESSIE, Exchange Online Web App (for email account access) and any other web site that requires bluestem authentication. When the affiliation is expired, the employee will be removed from the Directory and will be put on a 90 day grace period before losing complete access to those resources.The main tools you will be using to update the Directory are the following:
A guide of important knowledge that newly assigned Phonebook contacts need.
- Pb Update - Used to add/update employee Directory information
- Dept Update - Used to update department Directory information
- External Affiliates Page - Used to add external employees to the Directory
An important thing to remember is that as long as the Directory data is updated regularly and in a timely manner, you will have less work to do when the deadlines for the printed Directory come.