Deviation Requests

The Office of Legislative Audits (OLA) requires an approved request be on file for any deviation from our standard IT security practices as defined in the University System of Maryland (USM) IT Security Standards.

Typical deviations include access to sensitive information, administrative rights access for a local workstation, and the ability to run software that is outside of the standard set of vetted and approved software required to do your daily job. All deviation requests require approval from a department head or manager. Once approved, the appropriate action can be taken by the IT Security and Compliance group. All approved requests will be saved for periodic access control review as well as review by USM and OLA auditors.

Deviation Request Form