Deleting Departments

Article Number:020163

This page describes how to delete departments.


  • You cannot undo the deletion of the department.
  • Deleting a parent department deletes its child departments.
  • Access permissions using the deleted department will be disabled.
    The following adverse effects may occur.
    • Data restricted for viewing may be publicly accessible.
    • Data that could be viewed may no longer be accessible.


  1. Click the gear-shaped menu button in the header.

  2. Click Users & System Administration.

  3. Click Departments & Users.

  4. Click the gear-shaped icon on the department you want to delete.
    Screenshot: The gear-shaped icon is highlighted

  5. Click Delete.

  6. Click Delete on the confirmation screen.

Impact on User Accounts

Deleting a department does not delete the user accounts under the department.

The deleted department are removed from "Department(s)" in the user information. The users who do not belong to any departments will be categorized as "Users Not Yet Assigned".