Rates and Bundled Rates

Rates approved annually by the university's Recharge Council.

Monthly Statements

October 2015 & Earlier

November 2015 & Beyond

About the Bundled Rate

The Bundled Services Model allows university departments to acquire technology services as a package (or bundle), rather than assessing a separate charge for every data jack, phone line, and other IT services. Use the Business Administrator (BA) Web Application to access billing data.

There are several advantages of the bundled services model:

  1. Simpler administration. Unlike usage-based charges, it does not require dedicated administrative staff to manage monthly billings.
  2. Levels the playing field. All departments will have consistent access to technology services regardless of budget size.
  3. Provides flexibility. Technology moves quickly and this model allows UCIT to evolve our services over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the university.
  • Campus Wired-Network Infrastructure
  • Internet and Bandwidth Management
  • Internet2/Research
  • Domain Name Services
  • Network Operation Center (NOC) Services
  • Fiber and copper cable management
  • Network security
  • Capital equipment refresh expenses
  • 802.11 pervasive wireless data and voice coverage Aruba 802.11n gear for 100% wireless campus coverage
  • Dial Tone Access to the Public Telephone Switched Network
  • Single telephone landline or VoIP line (depending on building)
  • Single telephone handset
  • Voice mail
  • Phonetic operator
  • E-directory
  • Public Safety help phones, area rescue phones, and elevator phones
  • Help Desk (includes telephone operators)
  • Central e-mail services
  • 100% Information Security
  • Microsoft Licensing costs not currently funded via ITIE
  • IronPort e-mail encryption service
  • Lynda.com
  • ResNet (software support only)
  • AirWatch
  • Box at UC
  • Services for Clermont and UC Blue Ash Colleges
  • Services to shared tenant customers
  • Work order installations and move/adds/changes of service will be charged as incurred, though at a discounted rate for those eligible for participation in the bundled rate model
  • Long distance
  • University cell phones
  • Cell phone stipends
  • Automated Call Distribution (ACD)
  • Pagers
  • Special circuits - including but not limited to: Cincinnati Bell Full Business line, ISDN, Time Warner Road Runner, Cincinnati Bell Zoomtown, Cincinnati Bell ISDN, T1, LAN Advantage, Metro-E, other point to point circuits such as fire alarms, door alarms, ATM's, etc. (can be on campus to on campus, on campus to off campus, or off campus to off campus)
  • Voice trees
  • Upgrades of building cabling

Bundled Rate FAQs

In the 1990s, telephone charges subsidized the cost of the rapidly evolving data network. In 2000, UCIT created a new rate model to separate telephone and data charges. Over the past decade as the cost of telecommunication services declined, additional services were funded using the recharge rates.

In 2009, the Academic Technology Planning Committee recommended that the university review its current policy for recharge services/rates as they apply to networking services. They further requested the development of a new model that increased access to network services while reducing the amount of administrative overhead in managing those services.

  • Colleges and departments face unprecedented budget pressures causing units to disconnect IT services. This undermines our true mission and at the same time creates a potential adverse impact to chargebacks for those still connected.
  • The existing billing approach requires a fair amount of administrative and clerical overhead in colleges and departments.
  • There is no allocation of student fees towards funding the primary recharge services of the network, wireless and student e-mail.
  • UCIT provides a substantial subsidy from the last time we altered the model in 2000. This only serves to escalate the data chargeback for everyone.
  • The current model inhibits keeping UC in a competitive position with other top research institutions. Wireless is the best example where UC's current model peaked around 700 wireless access points 3 years ago. In comparison, Ohio State embarked on implementing 10,000 wireless access points back in 2006.

The committee recommended moving away from the traditional €œmetered way€ of telecom chargeback to a bundled suite of communication services recovered via a full time equivalent (FTE) chargeback. To accomplish this the committee made three key recommendations:

  • Recommend a revenue-neutral implementation through reallocations and central subsidy across the institution.
  • Recommend the university subsidize the student expense in the model and over time consider transitioning this expense into the student’s ITIE fee via future increases.
  • Recommend an effective and participative governance process to oversee the technology evolution and annual costs for the bundled suite of service
  • Provides a consistent baseline level of service for the common good of the campus community.
  • Is technically and financially sustainable
  • Is simple, scalable, transparent, self-sustaining, and requires minimal administration.
  • Fairly and equitably charges all users for the benefit of having the data network.
  • Includes costs of technology transitions and lifecycle management.

July 1, 2011

All faculty and staff members (including student workers and co-ops) at the following locations: Uptown Clifton Campuses (West and Medical) Victory Parkway, UC East 2nd floor and Reading Campus.

The model refers to an FTE as a communication user. Communication users are further defined as faculty, staff and students who use voice, data, e-mail, voicemail or wireless technology in the performance of their job or studies on campus.

Shared tenants, Carver Woods, Hoxworth-Anderson, Jefferson Ice House, 512 Maxwell Street, Reading Road Psychiatry, Shriner'€™s Hospital 5th floor, Kroger Pharmacy, Court Street Clinic, Victory Parkway-Circuit paid for by UCP, UC Blue Ash College, Clermont College, UC East (1st Fl).

Explanations of UCFlex Designations (Faculty)
UCFlex Designation
Description

Comments

Percent

F2

Faculty,  9/12

 

100

F3

Faculty,“ 12/12

 

100

F4

Faculty,  Med GEO

COM 12/12 faculty employed by the university and UC Physicians

100

F6

Faculty, Visiting 9/12

Visiting faculty – may or may not be paid employees and are usually at UC for a short term

100

F7

Faculty, Visiting 12/12

Visiting faculty – may or may not be paid employees and are usually at UC for a short term

100

F8

Faculty, Affiliated

Either ROTC faculty or employees of affiliated institution with faculty appointments

0

 

L2

Librarians, 9/12

 

100

L3

Librarians, 12/12

 

100

Explanations of UCFlex Designations (Adjunct Faculty)
UCFlex Designation
 Description

Comments
Percent

F9

Faculty, Term Adjunct

The FTE report from UCFlex HR details ~25% time effort for all adjunct positions within the university
25

FB

Faculty, Annual Adjunct 9/12

The FTE report from UCFlex HR details ~25% time effort for all adjunct positions within the university
25

FC

Faculty, Annual Adjunct 12/12

The FTE report from UCFlex HR details ~25% time effort for all adjunct positions within the university
25

FD

Faculty, COM Adjunct

The FTE report from UCFlex HR details ~25% time effort for all adjunct positions within the university
25
Explanations of UCFlex Designations (Emeritus)

UCFlex Designation

Description

Comments

Percent

R1

Non-Emeritus Retirees

 

0

R2

Emeritus Retirees

Uses limited set of services in bundle

10

Explanations of UCFlex Designations (Staff)

UCFlex Designation

Description

Comments

Percent

A1

Academic Administrators

 

100

C1

Classified Staff (Union)

AFSCME and IOUE

25

C1

Classified Staff

ONA and SEIU

100

E1-E3

Law Enforcement

FOP

100

H1

Coaches

 

100

I1

Interns

 

100

P1

Post Doc/Research

 

100

U1

Unclassified Staff

 

100

U2

Research Assistants and Associates

 

100

T1

Special Trainee

 

100

S1

Student Worker

 

25

S1

Graduate Assistant

 

50

Explanations of UCFlex Designations (Other)

UCFlex Designation

Description

Comments

Percent

N4

Corporate

No comment

100

N1

Spouse/Dependent

No Comment

0

N2

Volunteer

Unpaid Community volunteers

0

N3 Special UC employees w/o base pay Working offsite with limited access 10

N5

Other

No longer employed, need W2

0

O1

Out of Area

Post Docs – work outside Cincinnati

0

UC Flex HR is the data source for all employment categories (HR 180U in BW). Institutional research is the data source for students.

Headcount is taken each December.

  • Students workers are carried in the model as 25% FTE.
  • Graduate students are carried in the model as 50% FTE.