Personal Use of Office Phones

Faculty and staff must keep personal use of University telephones to a minimum. DEOs are responsible for monitoring compliance with this policy and taking corrective action. An employee who makes a personal long-distance call or sends a personal fax on a University phone line must use a personal calling card, call collect, or charge the call to a home phone.

If, in an emergency or through inadvertance, a personal long-distance charge is made to a University account, the caller must give the department a check made out to the University of Iowa for 167% of the charge and the department must deposit that money at the University Business Office. The University audits long distance usage and may take disciplinary action for abuses.