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Cellular & Other Mobile Computing Devices

Cellular and mobile computing devices purchased by Southwest Minnesota State University are state property and fall under the Departments of Finance, Administration, and Employee Relations policy 0807-04, as well as the Departments of Administration and Employee Relations Electronic Communication and Technology Ethics policy, Minnesota State Board Policy 1C.2 and 5.22, and Minnesota Statues 43A.38. The purchase of prepaid cellular phones and prepaid phone cards is prohibited.

Employees who request and obtain a cellular and mobile computing device must complete the Authorization and Annual Review of Cellular and Other Mobile Computing Devices form. This form must be completed upon initial request of a cellular device in addition to annually to determine if the need of the device still exists for employee usage, and if the existing calling plan still meets the users’ needs.

The use of state purchased cellular and mobile computing devices for personal use is strictly prohibited. Improper use will result in disciplinary action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, procedures and labor contracts.

FAQ’s – Guide for Cellular and Other Mobile Computing Devices for Employees and Supervisors


Employees, supervisors and administration should review the below Cellular and Mobile Computing Devices Summary to ensure they understand procedure and responsibilities of devices.

Employees and supervisors can also refer to the FAQ’s – Guide for Cellular and Mobile Computing Devices should any questions arise. Further questions can be directed to George Bass, Director of Business Services, at extension 7470 or email

Cellular and Other Mobile Computing Devices Procedure Summary
Authorization and Annual Review for Cellular and Other Mobile Computing Devices (Form)

Note: an authorized administrator is a member of the President’s Cabinet.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Policy 1C.2 and 5.22 

Minnesota State College and Universities Procedures 5.22.1 and 5.22.2 

Minnesota State Statute, M.S. 43A.38

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