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IS&T Support Information

Please select a link below to view IS&T's current support standards. You will find estimated costs associated with installations, relocations, as well as service level guidelines. You will find defined information pertaining to standard hardware and software that falls outside of IS&T's Standard Support Guidelines, as well as our general service level guidelines.

Supported hardware standards are defined as:

  • Dell or Apple workstations purchased through Jeff IT only, according to minimum hardware, operating system and model specifications.        
  • The hardware must be covered by original 3 year manufacturer warranty.
  • Hardware must run and comply with TJU device management software: Altiris, Symantec, and Credant.
  • All work related to below standards hardware will be billable at a rate of $74.00 per hour, with a 1 hour minimum charge.
  • Jeff IT will provide the service directly or through an outside service provider based on availability.
  • Support requests can be submitted by using the existing Web Self Service page.
  • Support is provided as “best effort”. Jeff IT will not be liable for data loss or hardware instability/damage/functionality/problems for below standard hardware support.
  • Current Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) are not applicable for this service, SLO’s will be determined based on availability.
  • Jeff IT will not disconnect below standard hardware that is currently connected to the network.
  • Hardware/software arriving from offsite, due to the arrival of new faculty/staff at Jefferson, must comply with the minimum standards set forth by Jeff IT Policy. Non-compliant hardware/software will not be supported, nor connected to the campus network.
  • Jeff IT reserves the right to disable any computer or user’s network access, logins, and accounts.

These Service Level Guidelines are intended to achieve the most prudent balance of University resources against demand. The objective is to ensure that staff members are working on the highest priorities at any given time. Service Requests will be handled and weighted according to the following factors. Please note that personally owned and purchased equipment is not supported on the Jefferson Network.


  • Older issues will normally take precedence over newer issues


  • For Example: A problem with the payroll system during a pay week, or a compromise of network security will normally take precedence over a scheduled application upgrade
  • Example 2: A problem with an instructor machine while in class will normally take precedence over the same problem outside of class time

Number of Customers Impacted

  • Any issue which results in multiple customers being down will normally take priority over an issue where fewer customers are impacted

Nature of issue

  • For Example: Inability to login will normally take precedence over the inability to print which in turn will take precedence over a problem with a function in Microsoft Word
  • Example 2: A problem with an existing workstation or application will normally take precedence over an installation or upgrade


  • Supported equipment and software will normally take precedence over non-supported
  • Equipment which does not have appropriate security and virus protection will become a priority of the correction of the deficiency
Severe/Widespread Outages
Widespread Virus Infection
Compromised University Website
Large scale security breach

Communication regarding the problem via Jeff IT Service Desk, e-mail. Pulse alerts if possible.
Wide-spread technical issue
affecting 5 or more clients
Inoperable System
Inoperable Converged Device

Customer contact within 30 minutes
Physical response within 4 business days.
Critical Application failure
System crash on application loading
Network printing issues (no backup printer available)

Customer contact within 1 hour
Physical response within 1 business day
Spyware/Adware on a single machine Customer contact within 1-2 hours
Physical response within 1-2 business days

Non-Critical Application failure
Outlook issues (alternate solution available)
Local Printer issues

Customer contact within 1-2 hours
Physical response within 2 business days
Below Standard/Out of Warranty Break/Fix Support

Best Effort


New Computer Deployments/Projects Billing Rate @ $74.00 per hour
Basic Project
Less than 11 computers
Standard installation

Customer contact within 1-3 business days. Physical response within 1-2 business weeks after delivery of the equipment to the CSC
Advanced Project
11-20 computers
Complex/Custom setup

Customer contact within 1-3 business days. Physical response within 2-4 business weeks after delivery of the equipment to the CSC
Custom Project
21 or more computers
Complex/custom setup

Timeline to be determined on a case-by-case basis based on Jeff IT availability and client needs. Statement of work may be required.


*Any project request or break/fix problem that includes specialized software, vendor installed/supported software/hardware or has multiple locations across campus may extend the SLO timeframe as is situationally appropriate.

Services Estimated Hours Estimated Costs

Installation of new computer



Computer move/same user



Computer move/new user
(Client responsible for moves to new building locations)



Setup of existing computer/new user



Swap out of two computers/two users



Installation of new computer/cascade of old computer



Installation of printer
Local printer
Network printer
(est. dependent on # of users)



Installation of software
(est. dependent on type of software)

1/2 - 2

$37.00 - $148.00

Move of existing printer
Local printer
Network printer
(est. dependent on # of users)



Installation of scanner



Peripheral installation, monitor, keyboard



Installation of external drive



Data backup only
(est. dependent on amount of data)

1/2 - 2

$37.00 - $148.00

Installation of Smartphone



date revised 10/2/08

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