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University Provided Cell Phone

Liberty University provides shared cell phones (different from cell phone stipends – see below) for certain university departments who regularly transfer physical possession of a phone amongst department members. This may be due to business processes requiring a single phone number (e.g., after-hour maintenance issues) or for other reasons unique to that department.

Departments who have received internal approval from their director regarding the purchase of a shared cell phone should contact the IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM) responsible for their area. A list of the IT BRMs can be found at www.liberty.edu/ITcontacts. The BRM will be able to provide the department with the appropriate form to request the shared cellphone. The form will require signatures from the requestor and the vice-president of the requesting department, prior to being submitted for approval.

Any questions should be directed to your IT Business Relationship Manager.

Cell Phone Stipends

Eligible Liberty University employees who need cellular service to enhance their work efficiency and productivity must submit a Liberty University Cell Phone Stipend Form to their Supervisor. Eligible personnel includes university vice presidents, employees regularly on call, and employees who spend a substantial amount of work hours away from their office. If approved by that individual’s Supervisor and Divisional Vice President, the form should be forwarded to Human Resources for final approval.

There are two designated cell phone stipends.

  1. Voice only – Voice only stipends are for individuals who are frequently away from their work area but need the ability to receive phone calls at all times.  If approved, the quarterly payment will be $137.27 per quarter.
  2. Voice/Data – Voice/Data stipends are for individuals whose job-related responsibilities require a voice and dataphone.  Employees eligible for voice/data devices are University Vice Presidents and employees that regularly need network capabilities away from their office. If approved, the quarterly payment will be $259.01 per quarter.

For data phones only, Liberty University will reimburse device costs up to $50 for the initial purchase of one device upon completion of an Infor Expense Report and presentation of vendor invoice.

Each individual will be able to choose their own phone and service provider and is responsible for purchasing and maintaining the device and service. Please remember that the University payment is fixed; each user will be personally responsible for the charges incurred.

Most data-enabled cellular phones (Apple, Android, Windows Mobile) should allow for Liberty e-mail to be set up. If available on the phone, access to Liberty’s network should also function. If you are uncertain the phone you are considering will work with Liberty’s network, please submit a HelpDesk ticket (www.liberty.edu/helpdesk) so the HelpDesk can evaluate it.

Any questions should be directed to your supervisor. Supervisors/directors may contact Human Resources.

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