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3.24, Personal Communication Devices

Policy Statement

Cornell University accommodates employees who need personal communication devices in the course of their job requirements in one of three ways: by issuing university-owned devices, by reimbursing business calls for infrequent users or by granting supplemental communication allowances. Management will generally deem an employee to have a regular business need for a device if any of the following conditions exist: (1) the employee is required to be fully accessible, at any time of day, to the public, university staff, faculty,  students, or alumni telephonically or electronically; (2) the employee’s job requires frequent travel to a remote location off-campus or internationally; or (3) the employee has the need to receive or initiate communication in emergency situations.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university

Policy Information 

  • Responsible Executive: Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Responsible Office: University Controller
  • Dates: Issued: July 17, 2008; Effective: September 1, 2008; Last updated: September 23, 2011
  • Contact: Your local college or unit administrative office or the University Controller

Violations of Finance Policy

Violation of a financial policy should be reported to your supervisor, your human resource representative, unit manager and/or the office responsible for the policy. Where these resources are inadequate, you may choose to make an anonymous report through the Cornell University Hotline.

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University Policy 3.24, Personal Communication Devices

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