Cell phone policies: How to reduce risk

If you provide cell phones—or reimburse employees for the use of their own—your jurisdiction would be well-advised to have a policy in place for their usage. These ubiquitous devices carry risks—from cybersecurity threats to open records violations—that need to be taken into account with their use in the workplace.

With a comprehensive policy you can establish guidelines for acceptable cell phone use, define roles and responsibilities in managing the program, set protocol for payment and reimbursement, and clearly lay out measures for employee violations.

You and your staff will discuss:

  • Risks of providing cell phones to employees
  • Best practices for developing a cell phone policy
  • Key components of a cell phone policy

Audience: Local government managers, assistant managers, and human resources directors

Kyle O'Rourke

Senior Consultant, Local Government Consulting Team, Baker Tilly

Kyle O'Rourke is a Senior Consultant with Baker Tilly’s State and Local Government Consulting Team.  Kyle serves as a lead analyst and consultant on projects aimed at resource optimization – financial, human capital, and technology – including internal audit and risk assessments, organizational and operational studies, business process reviews, and technology needs assessments.

Caitlin Humrickhouse

Manager, State and Local Government Consulting, Baker Tilly

Caitlin is a manager with Baker Tilly’s State and Local Government Consulting practice. Caitlin is passionate about helping local governments be more sustainable by leveraging their personnel, technology and financial resources. She specializes in performing operational and benchmarking reviews, ERP needs assessments and succession planning. Caitlin is active in her local ILCMA chapter and is an active alumna of the MPA program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 


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1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available