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Home office guidance; printers and cell phones


Working from home isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it can highlight some opportunities too. For example, when a printer was right down the hall, how many times did you print a document only to leave it forgotten on the copier machine? In the age of e-signatures and online document sharing, no longer is there such a significant need to produce hardcopies for a number of document typesNot only will it save your department money and tame the paper tiger, it’s great for the environment too.   

Printing During Work From Home 

In recent days, Clemson’s Procurement Office has been asked whether employees could have a printer during their time working from home. The following guidance is provided: 

  • Seek alternate ways to conducting business that doesn’t require printing at home.   
  • Utilize Clemson-provided technology, such as Adobe, to relay signed records and documents where printing with paper is not required. 
  • Utilize the array of Outlook tools to encrypt messages and share documents using OneDrive – Clemson University or box.  

If the tools listed above have been considered, but you can make a business case for why you need a printer at your home during the University’s response to COVID-19, consult your business office for guidance on how to obtain a printer and/or suppliesAll printer purchases are part of a contract with Print Smartand all purchases of printers and supplies must first have your college or division business office approval. 

Cell Phones  

At all times, including during the University’s response to COVID-19, reimbursement for cell phones or other communication devices must follow the guidance below provided by Clemson’s Procurement Office: 

Seek guidance from your business office if you have questions should you require more information about cell phones. 

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