How to use Outlook Web Access (OWA) to change your password while offsite/outside of DFEH.
As a reminder, your DFEH password expires every 90 calendar days and it is advisable to change it before it expires, especially if you work off-site.
1) Access the Outlook Web App via mail.ces.ca.gov. Your Domain\user name needs to be entered as dfehlan\'your seven character DFEH username' which is typically the first six letters of your last name followed by your first initial (this is not always the case however). If you are already using OWA to access your email then you already know the procedure on how to sign in.
2) Once signed in click on 'Options' in the top-right corner.
3) After clicking on 'Options' click on 'Change Your Password'.
4) Enter your current and your new password and then press save. It may take up to 30 minutes before your new password will take effect. During this time both your old and new password may not allow you to sign in, so it is recommended that you remain logged in if possible so as not to interrupt your work-flow.