Social Security Numbers (Use of)

UNMC has a responsibility to protect the identity of its faculty, staff and students, as well as all individuals with whom it has an association including alumni, donors, research subjects, potential students and affiliates.  Since an individual's Social Security Number (SSN) is one of the most critical data items used to establish an identity, UNMC will take extra precautions to safeguard SSNs from unauthorized use.

UNMC will not use Social Security Numbers to identify students, employees, or other information providers, outside of those identification uses specifically required by law, such as financial aid, payroll and benefit functions.

Social Security Numbers (SSNs) - including any portion of the full nine digits will not be collected, transmitted, or stored unless specifically authorized in writing. Individuals or departments that collect, transmit or store SSNs will take steps necessary to secure this data using best practices identified by the Information Security Office.