What Is It?

Departmental designated Phonebook Contacts can update employee affiliations, titles, and phone numbers for their respective departments by using the PbUpdate application. This application is available only to designated department Phonebook Contacts.

Affiliations provide faculty, staff, students, and external guests with access to necessary services. Faculty, staff, and student affiliations are created as part of the onboarding process. Affiliations expire when the person is no longer associated with the university. External Affiliations need to be created manually.


  • Add new employees to the department
  • Update employee affiliations, titles, and phone numbers
  • Generate an employee report
  • Generate a department employee list
  • Update an employee’s “preferred first name”
  • Generate mailing labels

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access PbUpdate button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

Details on how to use the PbUpdate interface.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time In Development
Incident Resolution Time In Development
Service Availability In Development
Maintenance Window(s) In Development
Service Notification Channel(s) In Development
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Service Owner
This person is accountable for the overall performance of this service. This is not a support contact.
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.