SPA Policy

UC Berkeley Special Purpose Accounts (SPAs) are restricted to furthering academic, research, administrative, or public service activities only. SPAs, their contents/data, and the associated email account are owned by UC Berkeley and the primary department of the employee at the time the SPA is created. 

Department managers have the authority to modify membership and/or disable a SPA at any time, and manage the content of the account. Department Managers can email calnet-admin@berkeley.edu to transfer SPAs to different departments or modify SPA membership.

If the use of this account is out of compliance with UC and UC Berkeley policies, including the UC Berkeley Computer Use Policy (https://security.berkeley.edu/computer-use-policy) or the terms of any service accessed by this account, it will be disabled immediately. 

Please note that if there are no active employees in the SPA’s direct membership the associated email account account will be notified, and then automatically disabled a week later if no action is taken. If you receive notice that a SPA no longer has direct members and will be disabled, resolve the issue by adding an employee to the direct membershp of the SPA by logging in to CalGroups.

Contact itcsshelp@berkeley.edu if you have questions about SPAs.