Since July 2019, Employee profiles are now marked with a “Staff” indicator.

This worked well and people working for Stack Exchange back then indeed got the indicator, however looks like it stopped working at some point.

Both Ayo (started working at Stack Exchange a week ago) and Rosie (started working yesterday) have no staff indicator in their profiles. In case of Rosie it still might be some cache, but I doubt a whole week can be due to cache.

Can this please be fixed, or in case it's on purpose (I don't aspire to know why) can the decision please be reconsidered and staff indicator be given even to new employees? Having some with and some without is worse and more confusing than not having it at all, in my opinion.

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    Isnt the explanation that there is only one persona able to do this, and they are on sabbatical?
    – Luuklag
    Feb 23, 2021 at 7:18
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    @Luuklag, Then SE Inc should update their processes to no longer be dependent on a single person. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:45
  • @Luuklag Bart is correct, SE got more developers, with full access to whatever is needed. It's matter of just... doing it. :) Feb 23, 2021 at 13:28

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The two new CM's now both have `staff` tags on their profile pages and have been modded across the network.

regret the delay
user account type now set
for our new CMs

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    Shameless plug for a FR regarding the STAFF icon (Add it to the network profile as well): meta.stackexchange.com/questions/331654/…
    – Luuklag
    Feb 23, 2021 at 10:22
  • @Luuklag this might be one of those "Looking simple to do, but much more complicated to actually implement" cases, as the stackexchange.com has different code base, which might be missing vital parts required to fetch the info required in order to show the indicator. Hopefully I'm wrong though. :) Feb 23, 2021 at 13:36
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    True, the codebases are for the most part not shared. But in this case is very doable. Just never made it up on the priority list.
    – Yaakov Ellis StaffMod
    Feb 23, 2021 at 13:49
  • @YaakovEllis would be cool if you could bump it a few places up the priority ladder. Especially seeing most of the announcement articles of new employees link to their network profiles.
    – Luuklag
    Feb 23, 2021 at 14:28

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