I don't know that we have institutional policies per se. I can tell you
what I've observed in practice.
Cell phones are usually provided to employees when they are deemed
necessary by an employee's supervisor to be a part of their job (i.e., to
be reachable 7x24). In these cases, employees are responsible for paying
for their personal calls. This is usually tracked by the department. The
only University policy is the over-riding one that says that institutional
property and service can not be for personal use or gain.
Same for reimbursement of ISP charges. This is left to the
department/school/business unit to decide. Here again, if an employee's
supervisor believes that paying for high-speed remote access is needed to
perform their jobs, then it can be paid for by the unit. IU provides a
modem pool for 'routine access' and this is often good enough to stay in
touch, or monitor/access critical systems.
This is consistent with IU's distributed financial responsibility system,
and again, the only policy in place involves use of institutional
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004, Ackerman, David (LCC - jda) wrote:
> I was wondering what policies other school IT departments are following in
> paying for or reimbursing Cell Phone and home ISP charges for employees.
> I look forward to your responses.
> David Ackerman
> Chief Information Officer
> Lipscomb University
> 3901 Granny White Pike
> Nashville, TN 37204
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