Computer Access by Employees

In many public entities, technology staff is responsible for granting computer access to employees. The technology staff should be notified when an employee ends public employment so that the former employee’s access to the entity’s computer network can be terminated. Technology staff should also be notified when an employee transfers to a position where the need for data is more limited than it had been in the former position, so that the employee’s access to not public information is appropriately restricted.

By communicating changes in employee status to technology staff on a timely basis, access to an entity’s computer network and applications can be controlled and safeguarded.

Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 8/23/2019