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Directory Services Attribute

Employee/Affiliate Campus Mail Stop (mailStop)

Attribute details

LDAP mailStop attribute properties, usage and population rules
Definition: Campus Mail Stop.

The term "mail stop" is used to identify a location on campus. It is the last four digits of the postal service ZIP CODE + 4. Each department has been assigned a four-digit mail stop code.
Attribute Name: 'mailStop'
URN: urn:oid:
Multiple Values: Multi-valued (treated as Single-valued)
Format: Directory String {256}
Search Syntax: EQUALITY caseIgnoreMatch SUBSTR caseIgnoreSubstringsMatch
Controlled Vocabulary: not applicable
Source: If (present in EDW feed) ⇒ EDW campusMailStop (employee-defined in Workday)
else, if (present in AMFD feed) ⇒ AMFD campusMailStop

To change the mail stop in Workday, the employee should do the following:
  • Log into Workday
  • In the top right corner, the employee's name and the Home icon (a cloud in a blue circle) will be visible. Click the name or the icon to display a dropdown menu.
  • In the dropdown menu, the employee's name will be listed at the very top with 'View Profile' just under the name. Click 'View Profile'.
  • A menu will be displayed on the left side of the screen. Click 'Personal' in that left menu. This will display several tabs at the top of the screen.
  • From the tab options at the top of the screen, click 'IDs'. Just under the tabs, an Edit button is displayed followed by several sections of data.
  • Click the Edit button and select 'Change My Other IDs' from the dropdown.
  • Modify the Mail Stop field and click 'Submit'.

Directory-specific details

LDAP mailStop attribute properties that are dependent on directory branch or object class configuration
  Enterprise Directory
People Branch
Directory URL:
Object Class: tamuEduPerson
Required: no
Indexing: none
Access: Access to Enterprise Directory restricted.
Example(s): 3363