Computer Purchasing for Employees
Prior to the enactment of this policy, the BVU ITS department absorbed a majority of the purchase costs for new computers, even when employees selected systems that cost significantly more than the standard Microsoft Windows-based systems. The ITS department determined this funding model as unsustainable.
On December 10, 2012, ITS requested that the President’s Council approve a departmental charge-back funding model when alternative products are selected (i.e., devices that use Mac OS X). The members of the President’s Council agreed that a charge back funding model for more expensive computer systems was appropriate. On January 7, 2013, the President’s Council committed to establishing the Windows-based PC as a standard for the institution.
Requests for alternative products such as MacBooks may be approved on an exception basis if a business case is made. If approved, the full cost of the computer will be charged to the department of the requesting employee.
The entirety of this policy can be read in this document.