Employees can be reimbursed for a cell phone plan if they demonstrate that the cell phone/mobile device is an integral part of their job and that they could not effectively carry out their job responsibilities without it. For more information, visit the Policy Statement for Mobile Devices & Internet Connectivity [ http://finance.tufts.edu/purchasing/policy-statement-for-mobile-devices-internet-connectivity/]. Those who are applying for the Cell Phone Plan reimbursement should use the Communication Authorization & Reimbursement Form and mail it to TSS.
Preferred Cell Phone/Wireless Device Suppliers
Tufts’ Purchasing Office has negotiated preferred pricing for Cell Phone & Wireless Devices [https://access.tufts.edu/purchasing-cellphone-wireless-devices]. Refer to the Purchasing website and choose Cell Phone from the commodity listings. Note that the pricing, or the supplier, may change from time to time based on contracted rates negotiated by Purchasing.
Employees can take advantage of product and service discounts offered by various businesses. Such discounts can be obtained by contacting the participating suppliers and in the presentation of a valid Tufts University Photo ID (as proof of employment). Visit the Purchasing Office for a current list of offerings [ https://access.tufts.edu/perks-discounts].
Please note: discount agreement details are only available when you are behind the Tufts firewall, that is you must be on campus or logged into VPN.