Telephone Equipment and Services

Permanent Budget Reallocation (Funding Model Changes)

Revised: 10/10/2017

Background

Beginning in FY 2011, the University of Connecticut changed its funding model for telephone equipment and services. Standard telephone equipment and related services, as listed in the Standard Equipment and Services section of this document are classified as basic infrastructure costs. This fundamental change required that business processes be modified to align with the new budget and accounting principles of the funding model. This process provided the means for departments to order any combination of standard and/or non-standard telephone equipment and related services ensuring that charges are mapped to appropriate ledger accounts. These changes only apply to equipment and services that are recorded in 2 ledger accounts.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to describe the business processes. These business processes are designed to capture and classify telephone equipment and related service charges, mapping them to the appropriate ledger accounts.

Effective Date

These changes apply to all telephone equipment and service requests received on or after 01-Jul-2010.

Equipment Policy

Only UITS provided telephones may be connected to the University infrastructure. Customer provided telephone sets that were installed on the university infrastructure prior to 01-Jul-2010 are exempt from this mandate.

Permanent Reallocation of Budget

Funding allocated for standard telephone equipment and services was permanently transferred from the departments to UITS in FY 2011. This provides for ongoing and permanent support of telephone services. This reallocation was based on actual expenditure data from FY 08, determined to be the most representative of basic service costs. The Budget Office removed from the appropriate KFS accounts, the funds expended in FY 08 for the appropriate monthly recurring charge for each unit. The total amount of these dollars was transferred directly to UITS. Beginning in FY17 the permanent budget and the subsequent addition/upgrade of service is being funded centrally by the Budget Office.

 

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