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File code: PRES.SSN.POL
Approval Date: 8/11/10

Social Security Number (SSN) Usage and Protection Policy

Western Illinois University collects and maintains social security numbers of employees, students, vendors, and others in the ordinary course of its business and as required by law. Recognizing the sensitive nature of this information the University will handle social security numbers with a high degree of security and confidentiality in accordance with legal standards defined in the Administrative Procedures under Social Security Number Usage and Protection Procedure.