University of California, Riverside

Enterprise Access Control System



SAA Certifications


As the number of campus systems utilizing EACS has grown, so too has the need for ongoing evaluation and review of EACS roles and authorizations. As a result, EACS will now require SAAs to certify (once per quarter) that all users within their Accountability Structures have (for example) received appropriate training, have an understanding of relevant policies, and need access to the systems in question in order to perform job related duties and requirements. The initial EACS Accountability Structure certification will be required during the first quarter of FY 2009/2010 (from July 1st 2009 through September 30th 2009).

Please review the content below regarding the Quarterly and Annual Certification requirements.

Quarterly Certification:

The Quarterly review is required of all Accountability Structures; this review focuses on departmental user access to applications. The quarterly review must be conducted by one SAA within the Accountability Structure.

SAAs certify to the following:

I certify for this Accountability Structure that user access privileges are appropriate and a quarterly review has been conducted to ensure:

  • Access is appropriate for each employees' current job responsibilities
  • Access is appropriate for current department operations
  • Access provides for adequate separation of duties within the department
  • Users received the required training and appropriate guidance
  • Access and/or accountability structure updates have been initiated as appropriate via EACS
  • User access is coordinated with the departmental financial manager or department head (if different from the SAA)

Annual Certification:

The Annual review is required of every active SAA; this review encompasses the concepts of the quarterly review as well as a confirmation by each SAA acknowledging their responsibilities in granting access to systems to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of the unit's operations.

SAAs certify to the following:

I certify that I understand my responsibilities as a Systems Access Administrator (SAA) to ensure the integrity and effectiveness of departmental operations by:

  • Coordinating user access privileges with my departmental financial manager or department head (if different from SAA)
  • At least annually reviewing user access and application routing for my Accountability Structure(s) with the unit departmental financial manager (if different from SAA) for appropriateness and consistency with campus guidance
  • Access is appropriate for each employees' current job responsibilities
  • Access is appropriate for current department operations
  • Access provides for adequate separation of duties within the department
  • Users received the required training and appropriate guidance
  • Access, routing and/or accountability structure updates have been initiated as appropriate via EACS

SAA Guide to EACS Certification

  1. Login to EACS, approriately review EACS user access privileges.
  2. Select the SAA Certification option from the EACS Main Menu
  3. Select the "I hereby certify" Checkbox and click SUBMIT to complete the review process
    SAA Certification

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