University of Colorado faculty and staff can now select a preferred first name within the employee portal. A preferred name differs from a legal name. It may be a nickname, professional name, anglicized name, a name that aligns with your gender identity or any name first you prefer.
Depending on which systems you update your preferred name in, the following will be impacted:
- Colorado.edu email
- CU People Search
- Google Suite
- HCM (HR information system)
- Microsoft Office 365
- MyCUinfo Portal
- ServiceNow (Ticketing System)
- Phone Directory (Cisco Call Manager)
Your legal name will appear on legal forms, W-4/ W-2 and pay advices. Visit the Preferred Name webpage to learn how to designated a preferred name.