Change to Extension’s Intranet Coming Soon

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What’s changing?

On Monday, April 24, Extension IT will limit editing access to the Extension Intranet to Extension Administration and other individuals who are in organization-wide support roles, and remove access for everyone else. The change will not impact anyone’s access to their county or portal websites. 

Why the change?

It’s overdue. For almost as long as we’ve had an Intranet we’ve granted full Intranet editing access to every extension employee. This started when with our Intranet Wiki in the early 2000s when there were no other good options for internal content sharing. Our practice persisted even though the need had vanished due to our robust extension web system and everyone’s Google Drive access.
This year one of the AALE teams reviewed the Extension Intranet site for their final project. Thank you to the team (Matt Jones, Tanya Lamo, Bridget Lassiter, Damon Pollard, and Robyn Stout) and those of you who completed their survey, for bringing attention back to this neglected internal resource.

Our goals

Our access change shouldn’t negatively impact anyone. Everyone will still be able to see content posted on the Intranet. This change will only limit employees’ access to add and edit Intranet content.
Because everyone had access but not one really managed the Intranet, the site  could seem disorganized. We know finding content linked and posted there is sometimes challenging. We’re reviewing existing Intranet content, removing what’s outdated, and hopefully making it easier for you to find the information you’re looking for.

One last thing

We all know this is a great organization made up of great employees. The Intranet has been a good example. In all the years of our open Intranet, none of us in Extension IT can remember a single incident of any employee sabotaging anyone else’s content or making an inappropriate post. We trusted each other and it worked.
We hope this change will make the Intranet a more valuable resources for you.