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Telecommunications Policy


The purpose of this policy is to establish uniform rules and regulations for the use and management of voice, video, fax, and cellular services by employees of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

The University incurs significant costs for telephone usage from long distance toll calls, credit card calls, cellular telephone charges, telephone charges reimbursed while on travel status, and for monthly service charges. It is the responsibility of each department to maintain an adequate system of internal control to ensure that calls and telephone related expenses are for official University business.

Wireless telecommunication devices have become common place and are now often necessary for faculty and staff to carry out their responsibilities in an effective and efficient manner. These items are subject to additional scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in that it requires that a listing of all calls be specifically and properly identified as to their purpose, business or personal.

This policy provides options for the departments with regard to the use of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in an effort to reduce the increased record keeping responsibility imposed by the IRS.

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