Benefits

GroupWise Retiree Accounts

Request a Retiree Account

A request can be made once your paperwork has been processed with the University. This request can be as early as two months before your retirement date.

Complete the online "Computing Access Resources (CAR)" form:

  1. Go to itsforms.niu.edu > Computing Access Resources.
  2. Under Select Account Type for service requested select "Retired Faculty/Staff Account" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select "Account Management" then click on the Continue button.
  4. Select "Create / Reactivate" then click on the Continue button.
  5. All information is required unless marked Optional. Click "Next."
  6. Review your request, then click "Submit."
  7. Your request has now been submitted. You can print a copy for your records.

An information packet will be sent to your home address when the account has been set up. It will include your new AccountID and how to access your Retiree mailbox off-campus.

Changes - Faculty/Staff Account vs. Retiree Account

  • Mailbox Content: All current mailbox content, which includes mail, appointments, tasks, notes, and address books will transfer from your Faculty/Staff account into your Retiree Account.
  • Access Rights: Proxy access and Resource Mailbox ownership will not transfer to your Retiree Account.
  • Account Status: In the GroupWise Address Book your status under "Department" will change to Retiree.
  • E-Mail Alias: Your Faculty/Staff e-mail alias will automatically be redirected to your new Retiree Account. The actual e-mail address will no longer use your Faculty/Staff AccountID. It will change to your new Retiree AccountID.
  • Mobility Connector: Mobility Connector is available to current employees only.

Keep Retiree Account Active

Initial accounts are free for 1 year after retirement date. Past that, the annual renewal of an account requires membership in the NIU Annuitants Association.

  • Renewal of your Retiree Account will be on July 1st each year
  • If membership dues are delinquent, the mailbox will be expired for 30 days

If membership dues remain unpaid at the end of this period, the mailbox and its contents may be deleted