Cell phones are an important and necessary form of communication to fulfill many of the job duties of the employees of American University. This policy is designed both for organizational cost efficiency and to allow employees who have a documented business need for flexibility in choice of cellular service provider and device. However, there are members of the AU community whose responsibilities exempt them from this allowance policy. They will be provided fully paid cell phone or other electronic communication device during their employment. All other forms of ongoing reimbursement for personal cell phone usage must conform to this policy.