Swift Systems Service Desk Holiday Schedule
President’s Day – Monday, February 18 – CLOSED
Spring Holiday – Friday, April 19 – CLOSED
Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 – CLOSED
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4 – CLOSED
Labor Day – Monday, Sept 2 – CLOSED
Thanksgiving – Thursday, Nov 28 and Friday, Nov 29 – CLOSED
Christmas – Wednesday, Dec 25 – CLOSED
Are you ready for inclement weather? Here is a list of tips for making working from home productive.
- Equipment – Check that you have the appropriate equipment, software and internet connection at home in order to work remotely when getting into the office is difficult. Make sure you have everything you need to perform your normal duties.
- Plan ahead – If it is calling for bad weather, take your laptop home with you. This includes your laptop, power cord and any other items that will be needed. Do you have all the files and documents you need to work?
- Web Addresses, VPN and Logins – Do you have all the web addresses and logins needed to access applications and servers at work? Have you tested your VPN (Remote Access) from home and know that it works?
- Work environment at home – Do you have a nice quiet area at home where you can work without any disturbance?
- Communication – Have you planned on how you will communicate with your co-workers (Chat, Teams, phone) and how they can reach you?
- What about support? Do you know how Swift handles bad snow days when they too can’t get into the office? Note: Swift Systems makes every effort to have the Service Desk open during inclement weather.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our office hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Mon-Fri. We are available 24/7/365 for emergency support.
Our Customer Success Coordinator will reach out to your company Point of Contact (POC) 2-3 business days ahead as a reminder of the schedule. If you are unaware of who your POC is please feel free to ask and we will provide you with that information.
Tickets only close prematurely if the customer is non-responsive for 3 or more business days. Our process is to contact non-responsive customers each day for 3 consecutive business days and on day 4 we close the ticket. All tickets can be re-opened by responding to one of the previous messages.
Please call the Service Desk. They will connect in and begin the cleanup process. Please note that this will impact your ability to work on your device and further manual cleanup may be required during your next schedule site visit from your engineer.
Our engineers typically respond within 15 minutes of receiving the alert.
Please call for urgent tickets: 301-690-HELP (4357)
Please email for non-critical tickets: email@example.com
Please call us immediately. The more information we have about the situation the better such as date & time the outage began.
If you are unable to reach an engineer please refer to your company Point of Contact (POC) who will be able to use our escalation document to contact a senior member of staff.
Calling the Service Desk results in a faster response rate and typically a faster resolution time. It is typically used for emergency or high business impact issues where someone cannot work.
Emailing the Service Desk will result in a slower response time and should be used for non-critical items that don’t require and immediate response. These types of issues are usually non-impactful and are more of an annoyance or a how-to need that can be responded to within the next business day.
A New Employee setup is considered a Service Request. This requires more resources and dedicated time from our Support Engineers and therefore we require a 3 business day (72 hour) notice before the employees first day in order to coordinate our resources and complete the multiple steps involved in setting up the new user.
Yes! Your Point of Contact (POC) for your company has all the details. This will allow you to bypass the Service Desk if you are unable to get through due to a higher than normal call volume. Please Note: All calls should be directed through the Service Desk on the first attempt.