Cell Phone Policy

Purpose and Scope:

This policy provides guidelines for wireless communication devices and plans that are paid by Loyola University New Orleans (the University). Wireless communication device (WCD) is specified as cell phones, data card services, personal digital assistant (PDAs), BlackBerry devices, iPhones, smart-phone devices, air cards or other telecommunication devices that have voice and/or data capabilities with a monthly service. This policy does not apply to pagers or mobile radios.

This policy is applicable to all faculty and staff of the University as referenced in the specific procedures and guidelines outlined below.


The University will pay for a WCD and / or plan for authorized employees whose business duties require frequent use of WCDs. The appropriate Vice President, or designee, must authorize a WCD and / or plan for employees who meet the requirements for a University paid WCD and / or plan. Authorizations will be reviewed annually, on the University’s fiscal year basis (8/1 – 7/31). (No increase in budget is allowed to fund this expenditure.) A WCD and / or plan may be authorized if the job function of the employee requires them to be accessible outside of scheduled or normal working hours as a part of their job description and/or often requires them to be away from this/her office during the day. This excludes employees on short term projects.

Read the full text of the university’s cell phone policy in the Human Resources Manual »