Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.


*Entering the # key is optional for most phone calls (though it is typically necessary when using a fax machine), it just speeds up the process a bit. Because international calls have variable lengths, the phone system does not “know” when you are finished dialing an international number and therefore will wait for several seconds after you've finished dialing before issuing the beep for the authorization code. Entering # tells the phone switch that you've finished dialing and forces it to prompt for an authorization code immediately.

Authorization Codes

Employee Authorization Codes (a.k.a. Long Distance Codes)

Authorization codes are provided to most new employees. All new authorization codes given out by the Office of Telecommunication are linked to a departmental GL number for billing purposes. Phone invoices will be posted online once a month. This invoice lists calls made with your authorization code, as well as other phone-related charges incurred during the month. Click here for instructions on viewing your phone invoice.