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:

Canvas email 
CU People Search
Google Suite
HCM (HR information system)
Microsoft Office 365
MyCUinfo Portal
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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