Staff Identification Card

Staff members can obtain an optional photo identification card by providing a government-issued photo identification card such as a driver´s license or passport and the Purdue University identification number (PUID) at the Card Services Office. Since the PUID number is printed on the card, a card cannot be issued until a PUID number is assigned.

You can obtain your PUID number by contacting your business office or department, or by logging onto Employee Self Service (ESS). Once you are logged into ESS, click My Profile, then scroll to Biographical Information to locate your PUID.

Visit the ID Card Operations / Support to learn how to obtain your card.

The original identification card is free, but a replacement fee is charged for lost or stolen cards. Cards are produced while you wait and normally take five minutes or less. Staff members are encouraged to obtain a plastic card for access to various facilities and services on campus. The plastic photo ID is the only card accepted at the Purdue Libraries and the Recreational Sports Center. 

Upon termination of employment, the employee is to return the identification card to his or her department head or supervisor.