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hotline

1. A telecommunications link, especially a telephone line, that provides fast, direct access to a source of information, confidential assistance, or emergency aid. We've set up a hotline for any potential witnesses to come forward with information about the incident.
2. A direct and immediate line of communication between the heads of different governments, used especially for or during an international crisis. The hotline between the U.S. and Canada has been in constant use after the terrorist attack at the border of the two countries.
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With over 20 offices throughout all of California, Bail Hotline Bail Bonds offers thorough and quality assistance to individuals and families 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
He adds that people on the receiving end of a hotline, whether it's a phone or a Web site, need to be specially trained for the job.
Khattab explained that the number of callers desiring its services especially increased after the media campaign the ministry launched during Ramadan, which has raised the public's awareness of the services these hotlines offer.
To prevent this, a unique identification number should be assigned to each hotline report, providing a means for the anonymous person to call back.
First, some information about the hotline should come from top management to give the program credibility and to illustrate the company's dedication to workplace ethics.
When they call the hotline, callers are giving an identification number, and encouraged to call back in a few weeks to see if there are additional follow-up questions from the employer.
After receiving an e-mail inquiry, the hotline staff will research the answer and then phone the member, continuing the tradition of providing live responses to technical questions.
Although Wyden's staff states that significant problems have to be resolved, including how the system would be financed, some type of national hotline providing access to the states' CNA registries could be enacted by Congress this year.
If the utility's tests detect any, call the Hotline and ask what the number means.
Partnerships: While The Hotline is a long-established and respected organization, partnering with major corporations, passionate advocates and other nonprofits will help the organization reach a much broader audience.
com)-- Having sponsored numerous professional boxers in the past, Bail Hotline steps up again and sponsors three fighters in the Knockout Kings quadruple-header.
Investigations of county employee fraud have surged from 340 in 2000 to 583 in 2005 amid increased calls to a county fraud hotline.
The Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), a nonprofit consortium of companies, nonprofits, business leaders and academics, in July announced the formation of its Hotline Working Group, a panel that will document a global set of open standards for whistleblower hotlines.
I was pleased to read your article about the national GLBT hotline ["A Phone Call Away," December 21].