Anyone have a particular practice they follow for users that go on extended leave, like mat or pat leave?

  • 11 March 2021
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Anyone have a particular practice they follow for users that go on extended leave, like mat or pat leave? Do you make the effort to cut access and then reinstate upon return? Do you suspend access? trying to figure out a best practice.


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Our policy is to do nothing since they are still employees at that point.


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Same here. When I was on paternity leave I would still occasionally work. Might as well let people have access, IMO.


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Makes sense, that route is a path of lest resistance too. I was looking into suspending access but not deactivate but its not possible on every app. Thanks for the info guys!


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Same. Our policy is to do nothing since they are still employees at that point.


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We usually will drop them to core services only, i.e. GSuite + Okta and core accounts; it saves on licensing for other systems they might not be using for quite some time but mat/pat leave in AU is much more generous so this tends to be almost like a separation (they can be gone for many months with ocassional check in day)


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We leave it up to the person but generally suggest it to also make sure they don’t feel obligated to do things or check in etc. and spares their inbox from a billion notifications


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If you do suspend their account(s) you will have to create some mail rules to handle income emails because they will bounce on a suspended account.


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I'd do nothing either. Especially on the Chat side of things.


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Oh I didn’t mean suspend that; we leave email and chat and slack active for example, but we might remove from more internal stuff like sfdc etc. that really we just freeze the account. Suspend usually bad.


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