From:"Bartlett, Jeanine"

And here I am, reading all of theses posts and wondering:  What's the big

Jeanine Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
Infectious Disease Pathology Activity
1600 Clifton Rd., N.E.  MS-G32
Atlanta, GA  30333 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Callis []
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 12:43 PM
To: lena spencer;
Subject: Re: NSH SSN

Dear Lena,

Thank you for reponding to the SSN issue and NSH policy -  obviously NSH is
farther ahead of some organizations concerning asking for SSN.  I'm better
informed, and hopefully the person who was going to bring up this issue in
Long Beach has read your reponse.  

At 09:41 PM 8/8/02 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Everyone:
>I would like to respond to those one the histonet who have been discussing
>the NSH and the use of the Social Security number for NSH business.
>It is not a requirement that the NSH have your SSN.  It is always an option
>to give your SSN to anyone.  NSH uses the number only as a cross reference,
>when we cannot locate someone.  Many members do not inform the office of a
>change in name, address, etc. If the SSN is on file and their number is
>included on CEU's, member renewal, etc we can check their number to help
>locate the proper individual.  Otherwise it is by name only.  Many of the
>sign-in sheets for CEU's are illegible and if the individual has included
>their SSN we can identify that individual..
>Since we track our members by last name, if you do not feel comfortable
>including your SSN, simple disregard.
>Thank you,
>Lena Spencer
>National Society for Histotechnology
Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
19th and Lincoln St
Bozeman MT 59717-3610

406 994-6367 (lab with voice mail)
406 994-4303 (FAX)


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