Edison not cutting off email access to fired employees?

Matt Grant

Edison not cutting off email access to fired employees?

CREATED Feb. 3, 2012

FORT MYERS - The college says Walker's email access was "automatically cut off" in November when he was put on paid suspension. But that turned out not to be the case.

Walker responded to emails sent by Fox 4 through his Edison email account two days after he was fired and nearly two months after his account was supposedly disabled.

He said he wasn't sure why Edison emails were still coming through to his Blackberry.

"I don't understand how that could happen," said former Edison VP Steve Atkins who was fired last year. "It didn't happen to me."

"When I was terminated," said Atkins, "my emails were stopped immediately."

The college says what happened with Walker was a "mistake." But according to the Florida Auditor General's Report the college was cited for that very problem last November.

"The college did not timely remove the access privileges of some former employees," the report stated, warning "access privileges could be misused."

Using a sample, the report found at least six employees that still had email access after being fired. Those employees still had access ranging from 147-276 days after termination.

The college was told this is an issue that needs to be addressed.

Matt Grant
mgrant@fox4now.com

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