Administrative Policy: Telephone Service

Faculty and Staff

The administrator of the Department of Chemistry will review requests and authorize telephone service and voicemail for faculty and central/administrative staff.  Emeritus faculty may also retain telephone service, based on need, and the assignment of sharing a phone number with another emeritus professor will be considered. Research scientists are usually assigned shared telephone number for the research group.

Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Due to budgetary limitations, student and postdoc offices will be provided shared telephone lines. Office proximity and/or number of occupants will determine how lines are assigned. The target department-wide average is one telephone line per eight students/postdocs. Voicemail will not be provided except under unusual circumstances. The department administrator will determine line assignment.

Laboratories and Research Space

All laboratories are equipped with telephone service in case of emergency. Other research spaces will be assigned telephones based upon the number of students and postdocs assigned to the space per the preceding section.

Telephone Requests for Non-Operations Funded Telephones

Individuals with funding sources authorized to pay telephone service charges may request telephone service additions paid from that source via the department administrator. Examples include journal editorial offices and center offices with independent funding sources.

All telephone requests (repair/maintenance/new lines/changes/etc.) will be processed with UW-IT via the Facilities Assistant in BAG 109.