All-NLC Email Restricted Access: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NLC Email FAQs

Q: What is the All-nlc email group?
A: The All-nlc email list includes more than 1000 recipients — current full-time and part-time employees, retirees, and a few others. The intended use of this channel is to share important news and information that employees need to know about. Right now, anyone with a @dcccd.edu email address (including students) can send a message to All-nlc. Every day, a variety of individuals make use of this channel, sharing all sorts of information ranging from welcoming new employees to news about department events.

Q: Why are we limiting access?
A: For a long while, we have been hearing that employees are troubled by the volume of email they receive. Concerns include overlooking important messages due to quantity, too much time spent managing email, and irritation at receiving messages on topics that don’t pertain to their work. Our goal is to improve the flow of communication and relieve some of the stress caused by excessive and unnecessary messaging.

Q: Who will be able to send All-nlc email messages?
A: Access to All-nlc email messaging will be based on functional need. Departments and individuals who are responsible for keeping the college community safe and informed with regard to important college-wide news will retain access to sending All-nlc messages. Examples include Police, Facilities, IT, and Public Information. President’s Team members and their assistants will also have access.

Q: If I don’t have access to All-nlc messaging, how can I get a message out to the whole college?
A: If it’s official college business, you can ask your area VP or the Marketing Office to send on your behalf.

If it’s something you want to send for fun (a joke or funny story), something you’re selling (Girl Scout cookies, furniture, etc.), or just something interesting or noteworthy that you want to share, the 7u email group is the appropriate channel. Holiday greetings would also be sent to 7u.

If you aren’t sure about the best way to get your message out, contact NLC Marketing for guidance.

Q: How do I sign up to receive 7u email messages?
A: Send an email to April Burns and let her know you’d like to be added to the list.

Q: What about welcoming new employees?
A: Our Human Resources office will share your welcome message and information about new employees. Please send to Willie Neal and he’ll send on your behalf.

Q: How will departments share news about events and activities happening on campus?
A: Departments who manage college-wide events and activities will share news and information through a new subscription-based email system called Blazer News. You will have the opportunity to sign up to receive information on the topics that interest you. 

The Marketing Office will also continue to share news about events and activities in the weekly “This Week @ NLC” communication and events are posted on the college calendar.

Q. Will news about campus closures and emergencies be impacted?
A: No. There will be no change to the emergency notification process. Closure and other emergency information will be distributed through the usual channels – email, college website, social media, and the DCCCD emergency messaging system.

Q: When will All-nlc restrictions be implemented?
A: Friday, December 15

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Please post your questions here. All questions and comments will receive a response within 48 hours.

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