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Nicknames Supported

Employee's computer accounts are created from information reported to Purdue when they are hired. This is a change in the way the IT Services generates employee accounts, but gives additional options to employees as to how they want their information displayed in the GroupWise Address Book and IPFW's online Directory of Faculty and Staff at

Employees can now choose to use a nickname for their first name instead of their legal/given name. To change your first name to your nickname contact the Help Desk.

If you suspect that the Purdue information is incorrect, contact the Human Resources department to request changes.

After HR has made changes to your employee information, complete the IT Services Account Modification form to make changes to your employee computer account.