ERIC Number: ED400759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State University of New York Controls Over Telephone Systems at Selected Campuses.
New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
The State University of New York (SUNY) consists of 29 State-operated campuses. Campuses of the SUNY system each operate and manage their own telephone systems. Campuses may own or lease their own telephone system called a private branch exchange (PBX). A PBX makes a campus a miniature telephone company with the ability to add and delete telephone stations, select calling options, and account for calls. The telecommunications departments on SUNY campuses are responsible for monitoring system use and seeking monetary recoveries from faculty, staff, administrators, and students for all private use. The State Comptroller audited the internal controls that SUNY System Administration and the campuses maintain over the campus PBX systems for the period April 1, 1993 through August 31, 1995. Visits were made to eight campuses. It was found that some campuses lack adequate formal telephone policies, that appropriate restrictions were not in place limiting international calls, and that follow-up was lacking in pursuit of reimbursement for private use. Also included in this report is the response of SUNY System Administration which disagrees with the audit report's thrust, that System Administration should have more involvement in campus telephone systems. (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York