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DennisMCSE

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When someone is terminated, what is IT's responsibility? Should IT be in the termination meeting? For things like returning IT equipment (such as computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) should IT be there to collect the devices? Or is that strictly an HR responsibility? Things like iPhones, if not logged out of correctly (such as turning Find my iPhone off) resetting the iPhone to factory settings so that it can be deployed to someone else is a pain. But is it IT's responsibility to make sure that that is handled in an exit interview for an employee?

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Been involved in drawing up the policy and protocol, but i'd leave it ax a HR meeting.
You don't want to be at some of the more emotional meetings.

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It is strictly a management/HR (I still prefer the name personnel dept.) problem.  However, if an IT person refuses to be there if asked, he or she could lose the job as well since they are "at will" jobs.
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I agree with the two comments before me...this is an HR function...IT's only involvement should be to pick up the equipment during or after the firing.
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I do think IT should be informed.  The other employees deserve to have their jobs protected.   I caught a soon to be gone employee stealing List of Leads and client contacts so he could steal clients from the company he was getting fired from.   
In short, he stole clients from the company and gave them to his new employer.   

I loved the email subject he chose when he sent these to another email account. It was "Save these for sure".

I checked with the government agency and found out it was a major computer crime to do this.
I gave all this to management.  But the Government agency told me it was up to management to press the issue.

So IT should be informed in order for them to monitor the activities of the person who might or might not be let go.

It's sad to have to be like that.    I don't have  to do that work anymore.  But I have had to do several moves like this on several major projects.    We are dealing with way more than the Joke of the day.   We are dealing with people's means of making a living.

And from experience HR seldom has a clue to how things are.


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I am required to provide evidence of disabling accounts as soon as they walk out the door, therefore HR is responsible to provide me with a timely notice of termination. SOX auditors would be very upset at the end of the year if I could not provide this for the sample list of associates they give me.
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Is it common practice that the notice of termination from HR is in writing?
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