A Retiree Account includes a GroupWise email account and access to the NIU network. It is available to any employee who is classified as being retired from the University. Initial acounts are free for 1 year after retirement date. After that, the annual renewal of an account requires membership in the NIU Annuitants Association.
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.
Your current mailbox content, which includes mail, appointments, tasks, notes, and address books, will not transfer to your retiree mailbox.
You can copy your work address books to your retiree mailbox. You can forward email from your work mailbox to your retiree mailbox. The Help Desk will be glad to assist you in retrieving desired emails and addresses or forwarding them to a different email account. Please allow sufficient time for this.
Your retiree account will have a new GroupWise mailbox created for it, so your retiree mailbox has a different address. Your previous email address will still exist as long as your work account exists.
In the GroupWise Address Book your status under "Department" will change to Retiree.
Proxy access and Resource Mailbox ownership will not transfer to your retiree mailbox.
GroupWise retiree accounts are free for 1 year after retirement date. After that, the annual renewal of an account requires membership in the NIU Annuitants Association. Renewal of your account will be on July 1 each year.
After you retire, mail to your work mail address will continue to go to your work mailbox, not your retiree mailbox.
Your work mailbox will be available for 210 days after retirement, after which it will be deleted. Any information you need from your work mailbox must be retrieved or transferred by you before the 210 day deletion deadline.
Your NIU AccountID (not your GroupWise mailbox, see above) will remain active for 210 days from retirement or until May 1 of the year following your retirement, whichever comes last.