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News Briefs
ITCS: Change your clock and password

To protect privacy and security, Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) is recommending faculty, staff and students change their Kerberos password once every six months. ITCS suggests changing the password when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends at Passwords that have not been changed since December 1998 will stop working May 15.

Voices of the Staff seeks volunteers

Voices of the Staff is seeking volunteers to join six network groups to continue the dialog between administration and staff begun in February 2005 when the first Voices network was formed. Voices provides a formal means for staff members to share their ideas with University executives on campus community issues, and serves as a sounding board for leadership about issues affecting staff. University staff with at least one year of service can volunteer to serve on the network group of their choice by completing an application. Members are chosen from the pool of applicants to create a microcosm of the larger U-M staff community in terms of career families, academic and administrative units, and other demographics. Voices members meet for 1 1/2 hours each month to serve in a network of six topic-specific groups. For more information and to download the application form, please visit Applications must be received by April 10.

E-mail users asked to update settings

Information Technology Central Services (ITCS) has begun an e-mail campaign that will run through May to alert people with old settings that they need to make a configuration change. ITCS is implementing authenticated SMTP for mail sending and is logging use of its servers that send mail to identify people who still are using the old settings—the SMTP server address of and no authentication. Those people are being contacted through e-mail to update their settings to use of the new SMTP server at with authentication required. The old settings will stop working in June; people who still have the old settings at that time will be unable to send mail. For more information visit

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