Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Deprovision. We're in a Recession!

Hot off the Canadian Press:
The Canada Revenue Agency has issued at least $3-million in paycheques to people who don't work there, says a new audit.
"Overpayments generally occur when employees leave the agency and through errors or omissions their pay is not stopped on time," says the internal report.
I often hear something like this from identity management workshop participants: "I wonder how much payroll gives away for free because of a broken deprovisioning process."

Me too.

Here's a quick example I saw last week. The daily inactivation report that gets sent out to all admins from HR contains an "entry date" that is weeks, sometimes months, passed the "effective date". How's that for an ROI analysis for your next identity project?