Investigations Training??- for All Administrators
Telemarketing Solicitations??- for All Administrators
From Shelly Beech
The district will be providing Investigations Training for all administrators this year. This training will be conducted by Attorney Shelly Freeman from Fine Line HR Consulting. Ms. Freeman has a vast knowledge in the area of investigations and is well known throughout the KC area. Your training will be a four (4) hour session. You have been assigned to attend a training on one of these days. Please mark your calendars for the date you have been assigned. You will find this information in the attachment that includes the date, time and location of your training.
If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Beech, Director of Professional Workforce Development.
From Robert Young
Be advised that once again telemarketing companies are contacting many of our schools attempting to sell or ship products that are extremely overpriced and of suspect quality. Their hope is to contact someone unfamiliar with the District???s contracts or ordering procedures. They will often come very close to representing themselves as companies currently holding District contracts or price agreements. They may even know what types of equipment are you have in your building. Do not consent to order or allow shipment from these companies. They will usually identify themselves as fakers if you ask one of the following questions:
1) Can you provide me with the contract number, as I would like to check it with the purchasing department?
2) Can I get the name of your company and phone number so I can get back with you?
Typically, this is where the caller will excuse him or herself from the conversation or hang up. Companies that have legitimate contracts with the District will not call your building attempting to ship you unsolicited product.
We have been alerted that some of the schools have been receiving phone calls from someone wanting to sell toner or office supply products to the schools/buildings because the ???price was going up and they had a special promotion???. These people might pass themselves off as your current supplier and ask for information about the new copiers. The USD 500 does not buy toner separately under the current and new agreement with Unisource. Unisource will never call your office soliciting you to buy supplies on the office copiers.
Remember that Unisource does not call your building for supply sales. The only time a Unisource employee would be calling you would be for a service issue or meter read on your copier. If you have any questions as to the legitimacy of a phone call, be safe and ask for their name and number and tell them you will call them back. These people can be very persistent and eventually rude when they don???t get the answers they want.
Please make sure you secretarial staff and treasurers are aware of this information. Thank you for your attention to this matter and make sure the appropriate people at your office know to be on the lookout for these type phone solicitations.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com or call at 913-279-2244.