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New Employee Accounts Available First Day of Work!

You asked and we listened! On August 4, new employees will have their WCU account (WCUid) set up and ready to use the first day they start work. In addition, faculty, graduate assistants, and teaching assistants will be able to self-activate their WCU account up to 90 days before their first work day, giving them access to WCU resources and people needed to prepare for their academic endeavors.

This is a result of the multi-year implementation of our new identity management processes and tools.  It replaces manual processes and will improve the speed and efficiency of new employees gaining access to campus resources such as the myWCU portal, Office 365, Banner, Blackboard, WCU wireless network. A similar, successful process was implemented in May 2016 to handle the large number of accounts required for students who apply to the university.

Human Resources (HR) processes for recruiting and hiring new employees have not changed. This new automated WCUid account creation does use and depend on complete and accurate employment compliance documents being submitted so new employees can be added to Banner HR. Also, this phase of WCUid account automation process does not apply to student administrative workers and guests. They will be part of a later project phase next year.

Employee Type When WCUid Availability Begins How is WCUid Activated?
Faculty, Graduate Assistant, Teaching Assistant Up to 90 days before first work date (Current Hire Date), as long as the Faculty appointment has been entered in Banner HR. New hire will receive an email to their personal email account that will walk them through automated activation processes.
Non-Faculty EHRA, SHRA, Hourly Worker On First Work Date (Current Hire Date), as long as hiring information has been entered in Banner HR. New hire will receive an email to their personal email account that will walk them through automated activation processes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Help Desk or visit the Technology Commons if you have any questions or concerns. Check the status of your requests at any time at http://help.wcu.edu/.