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Employee User Accounts

Employee User Account

After the employee's official start date, the employee will be given an Active Directory Account. When the user account has been a created, the employee will receive an email with activation directions. This email will be sent to the personal email address the employee used during the application process.

The APS user account is used to authenticate and authorize a user and allows him/her to:

  • Log into a computer on the APS domain 
  • Use an APS Email account
  • Receive/send business emails
  • Open a password protected email to view your paystub
  • Access district supported systems

Activation of Your APS User Account

You must change the password for your account, in order to activate you employee user account. Follow this process once you receive an email notification that your employee user account has been created.

Change Password

New Hires and Rehires, you must change your password before you can access you email account.

  • Click on Change My Password
  • Type in the user name and password provided in your email
  • Click Logon
  • Type in a 10 character password that contains at least 1 letter and 1 number
  • Confirm the password by typing it in again
  • Click on Change Password

Edit Profile

When necessary, profile questions can be used to rest your password or unlock your account.

  • Click on Edit Profile
  • Type in your username and password
  • Click Logon
  • Choose/type in three questions
  • Type in an answer for each question
  • Click Update

Other Functions in pwreset.aps.edu

  • Reset Password: Use this to reset your forgotten password, if you have previously answered the security questions.
  • Unlock Account: Use this to unlock your account, if you have previously answered the security questions.

    Using Your APS Email Account

    You will be assigned an APS email account when your employee user account is created. Employees are expected to use their email account for APS related business. Additionally, your pay stubs will be sent to your email account. You may begin using your email account after you have activated your employee user account.

    • To Login to APS Email http://outlook.com/owa/apsnm.onmicrosoft.com
    • In the field titled Email type in: e123456@aps.edu (e followed by your 6 digit employee number, leading zeros have to be added for numbers with less than 6 digits)
    • Type the password you created
    • Click the Sign in button

    *You cannot use the temporary password. Before you can access email you must go to pwreset.aps.edu

      Having Problems: Contact the Service Desk

      You can contact the Service Desk with questions by calling (505) 830-8080. When contacting the Help Desk, have the following information ready:

      • Your name
      • Your employee ID number
      • Your department location number