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500.5 Telecommunications

Date Adopted: 8/26/1988
Date Revised: 1/2/2018
References: 2.13.102 ARM
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana-Western provides telecommunications services as part of the State of Montana telecommunication systems.

    Per State of Montana policy 2.13.102  USE OF THE STATE’S TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (1) The facilities of the state’s telecommunication systems are provided principally for the conduct of state business. In addition to state business, the state’s telecommunication systems may be used by:

    1. local political subdivisions of the state, for the conduct of their business;
    2. residents in housing of the Montana university system, for their calls originating on the university system campuses; and
    3. state employees and officials for local and long distance calls to latch-key children, teachers, doctors, day-care centers and baby sitters, to family members to inform them of unexpected schedule changes, and for other essential personal business. The use of the state’s telecommunications systems for essential personal business must be kept to a minimum, and not interfere with the conduct of state business. Essential personal long distance calls must be either collect, charged to a third party non-state number, or charged to a personal credit card.
  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for use of the campus telecommunications system as provided by the State of Montana.

  3. Procedures

    Telecommunication systems usage will follow approved procedures (Telecommunication Guidelines).

  4. Authority

    2.13.102 ARM

  5. Responsibility

    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/Student Affairs, Director of ITS