College Telephone Use Policy

This policy describes the assignment, use, and management of desk and cellular telephones by employees of Buffalo State College.

Policy
Desk and cellular telephones are to be used for official business-related activities only. Personal use should be limited to emergency calls. Payment for reimbursement of personal desk or cellular telephone calls should be forwarded to the Accounting Office.

Cellular Telephones
Cellular telephones may be assigned only to employees whose duties and responsibilities require immediate or remote communications capabilities. The assignment of cellular telephones must be approved by the vice president for finance and management, who will review assignments annually to ensure compliance with this policy.

Each employee assigned a cellular telephone shall be primarily responsible for its security and maintenance and must immediately report any theft, loss, damage, or vandalism of the unit.

New York State law prohibits the use of handheld cellular phones while driving.