UNIVERSITY POLICY ON SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PRIVACY

INITIATED: October 2006

UPDATED:  April 2009

APPROVED: December 2006

UPDATE APPROVAL:  June 2009

PURPOSE

To establish a privacy policy concerning the confidentiality of individual social security numbers.

APPLICABILITY

All faculty, staff and students.

POLICY

Northern Michigan University’s policy is to protect the confidentiality of social security numbers in accordance with the requirements of the Michigan Social Security Number Privacy Act.  Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal for employees and up to expulsion for students. Individuals who violate the act may also be subject to the civil and criminal penalties provided for in the Act.  This policy is effective January 1, 2006.

REFERENCES

The Michigan Social Security Number Privacy Act, Public Act 454 of 2004, MCL44.81-.87.

INITIATING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Human Resources, ext. 2330 (Finance and Administration)

 

For implementing instructions, please click here: Social Security Number Privacy Procedures

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