Executive Order 95-07
March 3, 1995
WHEREAS, the number oŁ cellular phones in state service has increased, steadily and dramatically since 1991 to approximately 494 today;
WHEREAS, the cost oŁ calls made on state owned cellular phones has increased from approximately $78,000 in fiscal year 1991 to approximately $151,000 in fiscal year 1992 to approximately $221,000 in fiscal year 1993 to approximately $264,000 in fiscal year 1994;
WHEREAS, both the number of state owned cellular phones and the cellular phone bills generated by those phones have been excessive and unwarranted; and
WHEREAS, no formal policy regarding use of state-owned cellular phones has been established to date.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN C. ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order that the following policy be implemented immediately:
l. The directors of all state departments and each board, commission and agency shall immediately determine which employees require state-owned cellular phones to efficiently perform their job duties to the State. Where use of a state-owned cellular phone is not necessary to perform those duties, use of state paid cellular phone service shall be terminated.
This Order will take effect immediately.