University of Colorado faculty and staff can now select a preferred first name within the employee portal. A preferred name differs from a legal name. It may be a nickname, professional name, anglicized name, a name that aligns with your gender identity or any name first you prefer.
Depending on which systems you update your preferred name in, the following will be impacted:
CU People Search
HCM (HR information system)
Microsoft Office 365
ServiceNow (Ticketing System)
Phone Directory (Cisco Call Manager)
Your legal name will appear on legal forms, W-4/ W-2 and pay advices. Visit the Preferred Name webpage to learn how to designated a preferred name.
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