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Global Address List (GAL)

What is the GAL?

The Global Address List (GAL) in Exchange is similar to the directory that you've used in most email programs, however the GAL provides not just your name, email addresses, mailing addresses, and phone numbers, it also provides lists of resources like rooms and equipment. The GAL currently contains the following information about you:

  • Your Name

  • Your Primary Office Mailing Address

  • Your Primary Office Phone Number

  • Your Ohio University Email Address

  • Your Primary Department

  • Your Primary Position Title

The information in the GAL is only available to others within the Ohio University Exchange service. It is not made public to the world.

Check or Change your display name in the GAL

Visit the MyHR website. Go to the Personal Information page and look under Basic Details. The Preferred Name will appear in that section if it is set. It can be modified by using the Update button for that section. Other details such as office location can also be modified via this site, but some changes may require a call to HR.

Changes will not be immediately visible in the Exchange GAL (Global Address List or address book), but will be refreshed automatically the following morning between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM.