Employees are reminded that the IT Help Desk is obligated to terminate Institutional Computer accounts for staff (or guests) leaving the lab.
According to the RPM, Division Administrators are to "Ensure that all user IDs and passwords used by terminating employees and guests are deactivated or continued through a Laboratory sponsor."
We can only delay the disabling of an account if the supervisor of the terminated employee certifies that a status change is being processed (e.g. guest to career or career to guest). If so, we will put a hold on the disable until the status change has been completed. Typically, this should not take longer than a few weeks.
We do offer email forwarding if the lbl email address is being used to communicate on on-going research. At this point, we can offer this for up to a year.
Our procedures are documented in this FAQ.