Transfer file ownership before people leave


When U-M employees leave the university or transfer from one unit to another, it is important to consider transferring ownership of files and other digital resources needed for university business. See these resources for tips and information:

What to do if something is missed

In cases where ownership of digital files and information is not transferred before an employee leaves the university, or when a U-M account holder becomes incapacitated or dies, there may be a compelling business or personal need for others to gain access.

Units can request access for U-M business reasons, and in rare cases, people with a personal relationship to the account holder may wish to request access to personal materials held in a U-M account.

The university may provide such access where reasonable and appropriate in accordance with university policy. Guidance is available at Getting Access to Someone Else’s Account.