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Technology to Do List for New County Extension Employees

  1. Find out who your county computer contact(s) are. They can help with all the rest of these tasks. EIT Information Management Agent, Kyleen Burgess ( will contact you to follow up.
  2. Learn your Unity ID and password. You will receive an email (at the email address you applied with) from the NC State Onboarding Office with this information.
  3. Change your unity password and update your remote identification questions.
  4. Enroll in Google and University two factor authentication. New employees have 30 days from their first login.
  5. Change your Mac password (if using a county mac system)
  6. If using an EIT Supported Mac, contact the EIT Help Desk at or (919) 513-7000 to start the file backup system.
  7. Request an NC State email alias. NC State email aliases are usually “”
  8. Configure your Email
  9. Know how to read, send, print and save email messages.
  10. Learn your county’s web site URL. County URLs are “”
  11. Verify and update your contact information and Update Your Image in the Extension Employee Database. While there, select your Area(s) of Responsibility. These details and your image are used on your county website and on your directory and WordPress profile pages .
  12. Update your contact information in the NC State Directory
  13. If you will be the Local Foods contact person for a county, please refer to Local Food Resources.
  14. Familiarize yourself with the Extension Learning Management System
  15. Familiarize yourself with MyPack Portal. Your administrative support person in your office is a great resource to assist you in learning about MyPack Portal. If you do not have access to MyPack portal please contact your District Administrative Assistant.
    1. WolfTime is where you submit your leave and see your balances. Questions concerning your leave benefits, such as Family Medical Leave, leave payout, shared leave etc. can be directed to Extension Personnel’s Benefits Assistant/Leave Administrator.
    2. The Travel Center can be accessed here. This is where you submit your mileage and travel reimbursements. You may talk to your administrative assistant for more information on how to access and use the travel system.
    3. Payroll and compensation will allow you to view your pay check stubs and access your W-2. Any questions concerning payroll can be discussed with Nikki Kurdys, Personnel Coordinator. 
    4. Benefit Details will allow you to access your benefits, such as your health, dental, vision, 401(k) and retirement. Should you have questions concerning your benefits please contact Steve Norris, Benefits Coordinator for NCCES.
  16. Create an eXtension account at
  17. Update your profile in eXtension.
  18. Update your eXtension Ask an Expert Widget preferences at:

During your first month in N.C. Cooperative Extension, you should: