Interesting range of practices. Sounds like some places just don't want
to recognize the dedication of the IT teams that work diligently on
projects whether they are "at work", at home, or on the road.
NLU provides cell phones for a variety of departments that are either
executive level or in need of frequent communication while out of their
office (such as IT). Within IT we assign phones to anyone who is likely
to be out of their office frequently - everybody in the dept. except a
couple of the Banner support staff and the admin asst have cell phones.
The school sends us individual call detail and we are supposed to ante
up for any personal calls. More trouble than it is worth - although it
does keep a lid on excessive calling.
We do pay the DSL/cable modem for DBA and Unix administrator.
The college provides dial up service through Sprint for anyone who can
claim "business use" - we have about 200 accounts out of 800 employees
on that, mostly faculty.
We are just launching a home office initiative for faculty and some
staff- we will be paying a flat amount towards both a 2nd phone line and
a DSL/cable modem line for these people, as well as providing hardware
(laptop and a multifunction device).
1000 Capitol Dr. - Wheeling IL 60090
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Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 11:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [CIO] Cell Phone and Home ISP Reimbursement Policy
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.,
be reachable 7x24). In these cases, employees are responsible for
for their personal calls. This is usually tracked by the department.
only University policy is the over-riding one that says that
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
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
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
> paying for or reimbursing Cell Phone and home ISP charges for
> I look forward to your responses.
> David Ackerman
> Chief Information Officer
> Lipscomb University
> 3901 Granny White Pike
> Nashville, TN 37204
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