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BETHEL UNIVERSITY AND BETHEL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION BUSINESS CELL PHONE POLICY

Effective: July 01, 2019 


Purpose

Bethel University and Bethel University Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “Bethel”) recognizes that some departments and/or offices may require the use of a cell phone (hereinafter referred to as "shared cell phones") to perform their functions efficiently. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that departments and/or offices agree and accept the terms and conditions under which a shared cell phone may be provided. This policy does not address employee compensation for personal cellphone use. For information regarding cellphone use compensation (stipends), please see Human Resources.

Guidelines for Cell Phone Requests

  • Department heads will need to request shared cell phones through their Cabinet representative for consideration by Cabinet. 
  • ITS will be notified of approved requests by Cabinet prior to ordering or activating cellular service. 

Guidelines for Usage of a Shared Cell Phone

  • Any and all use of a shared cell phone must be done in compliance with local, State and Federal regulations. 

  • All shared cell phones are subject to monitoring and mobile device management which includes the ability to remotely configure or disable the device. 
  • No shared cell phone should be used outside of the U.S. without prior notification to Information Technology Services.