Cellular Phone Policy
Clarification of UW Policy and Procedures for Cellular Phone and Service
In general, the University discourages assigning University-funded cellular service to individual employees. However, cellular service is allowed for employees in positions where the associated benefits justify the cost to the University. Employees who travel or have job responsibilities that include being out of their office or are continuously on call for extended periods are good candidates for cellular service.
Consult State of Wisconsin and DoIT sites for complete information on wireless services and equipment.
Important Points about Cellular Phones and Services:
- Cellular phone equipment or service provided by the UW is to be used only for business purposes that benefit the UW’s teaching, research and service goals. Prior to purchase, a Justification Form which provides an explanation of the particular business need or benefit must be signed by the User and Chair or Director and submitted for approval to the SoE Business Office.
- DoIT Voice Services coordinates service and equipment purchases in accordance with the State of Wisconsin cellular contracts. Using P-Cards to make these purchases is not allowed. Note that the state-mandated contract is with U.S. Cellular. Verizon is a secondary vendor if U.S. Cellular cannot meet your technical needs.
- Discretionary/gift funds (e.g. 233) are recommended for cellular phone and service costs. 101 funding and grant funding (e.g. 133,144) are not recommended. Please consult with SoE Business Office prior to using other fund sources.