Effective March 1, 2003, Georgia Tech will move from identifying
faculty and staff members by their Social Security numbers
to using a unique identifier called the gtID# to help protect
individual privacy and confidentiality. This change in business
practices is the result of a new Institute
policy governing the use of Social Security numbers.
Current Faculty and Staff Members
You will automatically be assigned a gtID# as part of the
All employees are assigned an Employee ID when they are
hired. This identifier is mainly used for processing within
the PeopleSoft system. For this reason, your Employee ID
will not change. The Employee ID will continue to be used
in all OHR administrative processes and AP travel reimbursements.
Applications, like OSCAR, requiring your Social Security
number for logon purposes will now require your gtID#. A
gtID# “lookup link” will be provided on an application’s
login page so you can quickly find your gtID# when needed.
New Faculty and Staff Members
You will automatically be assigned a gtID# during the hiring
Instead of using Social Security numbers you will need your
gtID# when applying for services, such as:
- Buzz Card Center – get a Buzz card and request
all other services
- Parking Office – apply for a parking permit
- Office of Information Technology – email account
- Library – use library resources
- Student Athletic Complex (SAC) – membership services
- Setup access for most buildings on campus
The new gtID# will not replace the usage of the Employee
ID used by Human Resources and Payroll Services.