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Directory Services: What is a Responsibility Center Account Administrator?

University academic and administrative units are grouped into Responsibility Centers (RCs). In order to limit the number of individuals with privileges to create and manage sponsored accounts, each RC has designated Responsibility Center Account Administrators (RC Administrators) to manage computing resources. RC Administrators assist faculty and staff with their primary accounts. They are responsible for distributing initial passwords to new University employees. They can also create sponsored accounts for approved purposes. A current list of RC Administrators is available at the bottom of this page.

RC Administrator Roles and Responsibilities

It is important for RC Administrators to fulfill their responsibilities and adhere to the guidelines below. Properly managing University resources ensures that unnecessary and unused accounts are removed. This reduces the risk that these accounts could be compromised, which could adversely affect the University's reputation or lead to financial damage.

It is the responsibility of the RC Administrator to ensure all data they are providing is accurate, services are being managed conscientiously, and resources are allocated and used for their intended purpose.

In terms of the Central Directory Service (CDS) and University Computing Accounts, this entails the following duties:

  • distributing initial passwords to new individuals with primary accounts (see below)
  • creating and managing sponsored accounts
  • creating and managing groups
  • creating and managing delegates for group management

Passwords for Primary Accounts

When a primary account is created for a new faculty or staff member, an initial password is set for the account. The initial password is available to the RC Administrator in the RC Administrators SharePoint site. The RC Administrator should communicate this initial password to the individual directly or to the individual's supervisor or area manager.

The faculty or staff member who receives the initial password should be instructed to log in to accounts.pitt.edu. The user will be prompted to set security questions and set a new password that only he or she knows. It is essential that the individual understand the importance of setting a secure password and not sharing it with anyone.

Group Management

In additional to account management, the RC Administrator also maintains groups and group membership within CDS. These groups can be used for Enterprise Exchange distribution lists or to assign access rights to various resources within the University computing environment.

RC Administrators can also delegate group management to other individuals within their responsibility center. Individuals can be granted access to manage a single group, a collection of groups that share the same prefix, or all of the groups within a Responsibility Center.

Change Administrators

The head of the responsibility center or a current RC Administrator can request that a RC Administrator be added or removed. To request a change, complete and submit an Account Administrator Change Request Form. This form can also be used to designate individuals who will manage RC groups.

No more than two RC Administrators can be designated for a given responsibility center without additional justification. If more than two RC Administrators are needed, a written request explaining the need must be submitted to the CIO's Office (728 CL). This request can only be made by the head of the responsibility center. Once the request is reviewed and approved, an Account Administrator Change Request Form will need to be submitted for the additional RC Administrator.

Help for Administrator

Responsibility Center Account Administrators have access to the ‘RC Administrators' SharePoint site to assist with their duties.

Note: The RC Administrators site uses multifactor authentication (Duo), part of the Pitt Passport single sign-on service.

Current Account Administrators

Administrators

Responsibility Center RC# Individual Name Email Phone Notes
Chancellor (01) Puhatch, Tyler tjp52@pitt.edu (412) 383-0432  
Chancellor (01) Melchert, Matthew John mjm282@pitt.edu (412) 383-4426  
Secretary of the Univ (02) Melchert, Matthew John mjm282@pitt.edu (412) 383-4426  
Secretary of the Univ (02) Puhatch, Tyler tjp52@pitt.edu (412) 383-0432  
Rsrch Conduct and Compliance (03) Holderfield, Casey A cah110@pitt.edu (412) 383-2177  
Student Affairs (05) Chao, David dhc102@pitt.edu (412) 624-2105  
Student Affairs (05) Fording, Chris W chf11@pitt.edu (412) 624-2106  
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences (06) Caler, Adam adc54@pitt.edu (412) 624-5778  
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences (06) Mayhew, Jeremy Sean jssst37@pitt.edu (412) 624-6099  
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences (06) Vercammen, Gene gpv3@pitt.edu (412) 383-4193  
Provost (10) Blatt, Steven Eric sblatt@pitt.edu (412) 624-1101  
Provost (10) Whetstone, Ian J ijwst2@pitt.edu (412) 624-2127  
College of General Studies (15) Caler, Adam adc54@pitt.edu (412) 624-5778  
College of General Studies (15) Mayhew, Jeremy Sean jssst37@pitt.edu (412) 624-6099  
College of General Studies (15-OSHER) Szpzepanski, Patricia Joan pjs27@pitt.edu (412) 624-7912  
College of General Studies (15) Vercammen, Gene gpv3@pitt.edu (412) 383-4193  
Honors College (20) Billingsley, Karen S ksb@pitt.edu (412) 624-6878  
Honors College (20) Chirdon, Christopher R chirdon@pitt.edu (412) 624-6883  
Joseph M. Katz Grad Sch Bus (21) Bednar, Michael C mbednar@pitt.edu (412) 648-1637  
Joseph M. Katz Grad Sch Bus (21) Schmid, John Gerard magus@pitt.edu (412) 648-2630  
School of Education (22) Bassett, Karen kbassett@pitt.edu (412) 624-4116  
School of Education (22) Do, Nam Hoang nhd6@pitt.edu (412) 648-1843  
School of Education (22) Seels, Fiona Loraine fseels@pitt.edu (412) 624-7250  
Swanson School of Engineering (23) Dennis, Jeremy Thomas jtd36@pitt.edu    
Swanson School of Engineering (23) Segneff, James M jms2@pitt.edu (412) 624-9853  
School of Law (24) Getz, Kimberly Lynn klg49@pitt.edu (412) 624-7686  
School of Law (24) Gosa, Kenneth klg75@pitt.edu (412) 624-0181  
Grad Sch of Pub and Intl Affrs (25) Bambang, Tekky Tekky.Bambang@pitt.edu (412) 383-4234  
School of Social Work (26 - Mechanicsburg) Kerr, Matthew Eugene mak38@pitt.edu (717) 795-9048  
School of Social Work (26 - Oakland) Puchalski, Frank S franksp@pitt.edu (412) 624-3195  
SVC Health Sciences (30) Miller, Sharon millers@pitt.edu (412) 383-5993  
SVC Health Sciences (30) Mumma, Andrew agm47@pitt.edu    
School of Dental Medicine (31) Fischer, Michael William mwf19@pitt.edu (412) 383-5920  
School of Dental Medicine (31) Hammill, Jordan J joh76@pitt.edu (412) 648-8451  
School of Dental Medicine (31) Yurt, Adam R ary10@pitt.edu (412) 648-3147  
School of Nursing (32) Brun, Joseph J jjb1@pitt.edu (412) 624-3557  
School of Nursing (32) Hoeffler, Alexander alh194@pitt.edu (412) 648-4011  
School of Nursing (32) Schubert, Mary R mschuber@pitt.edu (412) 624-9079  
School of Pharmacy (33) Pile, Travis Justin tjp27@pitt.edu (412) 624-2120  
School of Pharmacy (33) Smith Jr, John H jsmithjr@pitt.edu (412) 648-8362  
Graduate Sch of Public Health (34) Armata, Joseph R armata@pitt.edu (412) 624-1036  
Graduate Sch of Public Health (34) Singer, Michael mes250@pitt.edu (412) 624-8447  
School of Medicine (35) Miller, Sharon Rose millers@pitt.edu (412) 383-5993 See the School of Medicine's website for your appropriate departmental contact.
School of Medicine (35) Mumma, Andrew andrew.mumma@pitt.edu (412) 648-2222 See the School of Medicine's website for your appropriate departmental contact..
School of Medicine (35) Prestileo, Patrizia pap33@pitt.edu (412) 624-2222 See the School of Medicine's website for your appropriate departmental contact.
Sch Hlth and Rehab Scs (39) Denardis, Mark Edward denardis@pitt.edu (412) 383-6657  
Sch Hlth and Rehab Scs (39) Ruefle, Francis J kruefle@pitt.edu (412) 383-6553  
Univ of Pgh at Johnstown (41) Eckenrod, Robert A eckenrod@pitt.edu (814) 269-7105  
Univ of Pgh at Johnstown (41) Miller, Ralph Michael rmmiller@pitt.edu (814) 269-7194  
Univ of Pgh at Greensburg (42) Turkovich, James turk@pitt.edu (724) 836-9890  
Univ of Pgh at Greensburg (42) Blair, Matthew mjb203@pitt.edu (724) 836-7795  
Univ of Pgh at Titusville (43) Kline, William kline@pitt.edu (814) 362-7667  
Univ of Pgh at Titusville (43) Straub, Marjorie Ann mstraub@pitt.edu (814) 827-4419  
Univ of Pgh at Bradford (44) Ellison, Robert J ellison@pitt.edu (814) 362-7666  
Univ of Pgh at Bradford (44) Kline, William kline@pitt.edu (814) 362-7667  
Univ Center for Int'l Studies (51) Kramer, Lora Jean lorak@pitt.edu (412) 383-9901  
Univ Center for Int'l Studies (51) Weixel, Mark weixel@pitt.edu (412) 383-7550  
General Counsel (54) Labuda, John jlabuda@pitt.edu (412) 648-2841  
General Counsel (54) Mccarthy, Susan Kay skm8@pitt.edu (412) 624-5860  
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (55) Lithgow, Alison Paige alm60@pitt.edu (412) 647-6412  
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (55) Massucci, Evan Liberty evn2@pitt.edu (412) 623-3349  
VC Institutional Advancement (56) Milliren, Jon mjon@pitt.edu (412) 624-2727  
VC Institutional Advancement (56) Pyle, Lester pyledrvr@pitt.edu (412) 624-6193  
Education-Univ Serv Programs (57) Bassett, Karen kbassett@pitt.edu (412) 624-4116  
Education-Univ Serv Programs (57) Do, Nam Hoang nhd6@pitt.edu (412) 648-1843  
Education-Univ Serv Programs (57) Seels, Fiona Loraine fseels@pitt.edu (412)624-7250  
University Library System (60) Brown, Daniel Lee danbrown@pitt.edu (412) 648-8147  
University Library System (60) Milodin, Leliana lmilodin@pitt.edu (412) 648-3324  
Pitt IT (61) Dubbs, Jennifer Lynn jld2@pitt.edu (412) 383-7029  
Pitt IT (61) Eichler, Michele mib30@pitt.edu (412) 624-6100  
Pitt IT (61) Graham, Joseph William jwg@pitt.edu (412) 624-5244  
Pitt IT (61) Wertz, Cindy L clw@pitt.edu (412) 383-7800  
Facilities Management (67) Contis, Nicholas T ntcfm1@pitt.edu (412) 383-2254  
Facilities Management (67) Eidenmiller, Justin Neil jne11@pitt.edu (412) 624-5572  
Learning Res and Dev Cntr (78) Kubitz, Shari D skubitz@pitt.edu (412) 624-2881  
Learning Res and Dev Cntr (78) Taliani, Anthony M taliani@pitt.edu (412) 624-7474  
Business Affairs (79) Doswell, Denise doswell@pitt.edu (412) 624-0029  
Athletics (80) Fulkerson, Ian Nicholas inf4@pitt.edu (412) 648-9330  
Athletics (80) Graham, Seth Thomas stg34@pitt.edu    
Unv Ctr Social and Urban Res (81) Keene, Robert M rkeene@pitt.edu (412) 624-3780  
Unv Ctr Social and Urban Res (81) Wolfe, Eric J ewolfe@pitt.edu (412) 624-1117  
Athletics (80) Irwin, Jeffrey A jairwin@pitt.edu (412) 648-8246  
SOM Division Administration (85) Mateleska, Travis L tlm111@pitt.edu (412) 648-4169 CTSI Only
SOM Division Administration (85) Mumma, Andrew agm47@pitt.edu    
Executive Vice Chancellor (86) Doswell, Denise doswell@pitt.edu (412) 624-0029  
Chief Financial Officer (87) Flemm, Andrew aflemm@cfo.pitt.edu (412) 624-6661 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
Chief Financial Officer (87) Koch, Stephen C skoch@cfo.pitt.edu (412) 624-9767 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
Chief Financial Officer (87) Mahaven, Daniel M dmahaven@pitt.edu (412) 624-2835 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
Assoc VC Human Resources (89) Constantino, Leo lmc75@pitt.edu (412) 624-6464  
Assoc VC Human Resources (89) Kiley, Michael J pauak5@pitt.edu (412) 648-9045  
Business Operations (92) Koch, Stephen C skoch@cfo.pitt.edu (412) 624-9767 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
Business Operations (92) Flemm, Andrew aflemm@cfo.pitt.edu (412) 624-6661 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
Business Operations (92) Mahaven, Daniel M dmahaven@pitt.edu (412) 624-2835 Please call the main number: 412-624-FIS1 (x43471)
School of Information Sciences (94) Steggert, Mark A mittens@pitt.edu (412) 624-5168