How does the BCID impact me?

Overview

The Bainbridge College Identification Number, or BCID, serves as a unique identifier for each individual in the BC community, replacing the use of Social Security numbers to identify BC constituents. The unique BCID is assigned at the beginning of an individual's association with the College. The BCID is used across all systems, applications, and many business processes throughout the lifetime of an individual's relationship with the College. For instance, an individual may start out as a student, return a few years later as a consultant, decide to pursue additional study, and return again years later as a faculty member. Regardless of the association or relationship that individual has with BC, he/she will have and use the same BCID.

Creating new unique Bainbridge College Identification Numbers eliminates using SSNs as the key identifier in administrative systems and applications and addresses two critical issues. The BCID provides campus-wide continuity in identifying all constituents regardless of their association with BC. By eliminating the SSN as the key identifier in automated systems, BC is taking an important step in reducing the risk of identity theft for the BC community.

On October 20, 2006, the Bainbridge College Identification Number, known as BCID, will be assigned to all current BC students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and associates.

A new student will be assigned a BCID when his/her application is received. When accepted, the student will use this number as his/her “key” for all administrative transactions, activities and services provided by BC.

The Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of Human Resources will issue BCID numbers as appropriate. The assignment of a BCID only constitutes authorization that this individual is eligible for services appropriate to the type of relationship they have with the College.

Current employees with Bainbridge College ID Cards will need to have their ID Card reissued. All Bainbridge College ID Cards will have the BCID printed on the front of the card.

Faculty/Staff Impact

On October 20, 2006, BC will move from identifying faculty and staff members by their Social Security numbers or other '@' type identifiers to using a unique identifier called the BCID to help protect individual privacy and confidentiality. This change in business practices is the result of a College policy governing the use of Social Security numbers.


Information for Current Faculty and Staff Members

You will automatically be assigned a BCID as part of the conversion.

All employees are assigned an Employee ID (emplid) when they are hired. This identifier is mainly used for processing within the PeopleSoft system. For this reason, your Employee ID will not change. The Employee ID will continue to be used in all Human Resource and Business Office administrative processes.

Applications, like BANNER, requiring your Social Security number for logon purposes will now accept your BCID. A BCID “lookup link” will be provided on the BANNER menu page so you can quickly find your BCID when needed.

Information for New Faculty and Staff Members

You will automatically be assigned a BCID during the hiring process. The new BCID will not replace the usage of the Employee ID (emplid) used by Human Resources and the Business Office.

Student Impact

By October 20, 2006, BC will move from identifying students by their Social Security numbers to using a unique identifier called the BCID to help protect individual privacy and confidentiality. This change in business practices is the result of a new College policy governing the use of Social Security numbers.

Information for Current Students

You will automatically be assigned a BCID as part of the conversion. This means you will to need to use your new BCID to logon to applications like BANNER and Student Evaluations. To assist with the transition to BCID, BANNER will have a “look up link” so you can look up your BCID until you have time to memorize it.

Information for Incoming & Transfer Students

You will automatically be assigned a BCID when applying for admissions at BC. Upon acceptance for enrollment you will receive your BCID.

Instead of using Social Security numbers you will need your BCID when using services provided by the following offices:

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