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Faculty/Staff Telephone Policy

Long Distance Service
Long-distance phone service is provided to each full-time, employee through the use of a unique Forced Authorization Code (or FAC). This six-digit number is yours for your entire employment at the college. It is extremely important that you DO NOT give this code to anyone, as you are responsible for all calls made with your code. If you receive a telephone statement that contains questionable charges, you should notify the Office of Information Technology immediately. This will allow your FAC to be canceled and a new one issued. The office will investigate the suspicious calls and issue a credit if appropriate.

Long-distance rates are currently $.15 per minute for out of state calls, and range from $.10 to $.24 per minute for instate calls (instate rates are based on time of day; evenings being the least expensive whereas out of state calls are charged on a flat rate regardless of distance or time of day). Each employee is issued a monthly, itemized phone bill that is billed directly to your FAC, not to the telephone extension from which the call was placed. This feature eliminates any confusion about the person responsible for the calls.

Payment of Phone Bills
Payment is due by the 20th of each month and should be made by check and mailed to box 1713. Unpaid employee bills for long distance calls are subject to the same penalties, as any other bills owed to the college. The college also reserves all rights and remedies relative to delinquent accounts to which it is otherwise entitled under law including removal of phone service. It is important, therefore, that you keep your account current.

Credit Card Usage
Employees are able to use calling cards provided all account/billing information is to their home phone number/address.

Employees are provided with both local and long distance telephone service through the campus telephone system and ARE NOT permitted to open any personal telephone accounts using their office phone number as a bill to address.

Should this happen, the employee will be liable for any charges billed to the college, the account will be canceled and an administrative fee will be charged to the employee.