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Overview of Retired Employee Account

ESU now provides a Google e-mail address to retired employees of the university.  This will allow you to have an address of userid@g.emporia.edu for your personal use.  
 
There are a few things to keep in mind:
 
 
THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR OUTLOOK ACCOUNT. 

The account you currently use as an employee will go away in accordance with university policy. You do not have the option to use this account instead of Gmail (Google).
 
If you do not want a Gmail (Google) email account, then you need not do anything. Your Outlook account will be disabled after the last day you are employed at the university.

 

 
HOW DO I GET A GMAIL (Google) EMAIL ACCOUNT?

Any employee retiring from ESU and wishing to have an email account, MUST make the request before retiring. Retired email accounts are
NOT automatically created and are NOT the same as the email account they were assigned while employed at Emporia State. The retiree
email account is hosted by Google, as are our student email accounts. Retiree email accounts are kept on our student email system for
various storage, support, information security policy, and licensing-cost related reasons.
 
 
THE GMAIL (Google) ACCOUNT IS NOT AUTOMATIC.  

Please complete the RETIRED EMPLOYEE GOOGLE REQUEST FORM prior to your contract expiring or your last day of employment.
 
 
YOUR PASSWORD IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR ESU ACCOUNT. 

The Gmail and Google password won't be the same as your old Outlook/Buzz In/Network password.  You cannot use ESU's Password Self-Service to change your Gmail password.  *Note:  Some retired employees continue to have a "VVV" account with ESU.  This is separate from your Google/Gmail account.
 
 
YOUR OUTLOOK E-MAIL WILL NOT MOVE TO YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT.  

You may forward e-mail from Outlook to your Gmail account, but nothing will move automatically.  You will need to recreate any groups or distribution lists in Google.  
 
TIP:  Request your account as early as possible to give you plenty of time to customize your new Gmail account BEFORE your last day of employment.
 
 
GMAIL DOES NOT HAVE ESU EMPLOYEES LISTED.  

The address book, or Directory in Google does not list ESU employees "@emporia.edu" addresses.

 
IF YOU HAVE TAKEN CLASSES AT ESU SINCE FALL 2011, YOU LIKELY ALREADY HAVE A GOOGLE ACCOUNT.

Since this is the same account we would create for you, you don't need to request a new one.  If you're not sure, you can contact the IT Help Desk and we'll verify if you have one or not.