If an employee is working from home and does not have a cell phone or land line, can units purchase or reimburse them for a prepaid cell phone to use while they are working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis?

Yes, a prepaid cell phone can be paid for with university funds to cover the period that employees are required to work from home in accordance with OSU COVID-19 guidance.  Supervisors should authorize the purchase of the appropriate number of minutes and data based on each individual employee’s anticipated workload and job requirements.

Last Modified: 
March 27, 2020