Important message about email accounts for Trans staff members
As the UN Secretariat moves from the Lotus e-mail system to the Outlook e-mail system, we have become aware that for the e-mails of trans staff, the name you identify with is being replaced by your legal name. This means that those you communicate with see the latter.
This is a serious problem, and UN-GLOBE has immediately worked with the Office of Information Communications Technology (OICT) to find solutions.
Together with OICT, we have discussed two short-term solutions:
UN-GLOBE will forward to OICT all the names of trans staff who would be impacted so that they can pre-emptively ensure no trans staff is impacted once moved to the new e-mail system.
Those whose e-mails have already been migrated should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org cc’ing us at email@example.com to request a name change. OICT staff will be instructed to handle these requests immediately and confidentially.
We will continue to work with OICT to find a long-term solution.
For now, please let us know if you are a trans staff member who foresees to be impacted by the move so we can forward your names to OICT.
If you know of a trans staff, please forward this message to the trans staff.
For questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a similar problem is going on in your UN organization, please contact us.