Most businesses are highly dependent on the telephone, and few could even exist without one or more phone lines. Controlling the cost of phone usage can, therefore, be extremely important. One key concern of employers is the unauthorized use of telephones by employees for personal purposes. A few local calls now and then may not be a problem, but charges for personal long distance calls can quickly add up. One way to control that problem is to examine the phone bill each month in order to identify non-business calls.
The attached file contains a phone call tracking log that you can use for long distance call tracking. Ask each employee to complete one each month and compare it to the phone bill. Unauthorized calls will quickly surface and you can determine whether the personal use is so substantial that you have to take corrective action.
The file is in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment.
Telephone tracking log
Excessive Telephone Usage