Because of business need, and in the course of carrying out job responsibilities, wireless phone and data services are becoming a preferred method for carrying out business communications.
James Madison University will now offer a taxable stipend for employees whose duties and responsibilities require wireless phone access and/or internet access. The university will NOT pay for additional services for Apple iPads™. (The only exception is if an individual does not have a cell phone stipend and they own an Apple iPad™. With Vice Presidential approval, a stipend may be granted).
The Stipend Program is designed to compensate for the business use portion of your service.
Pre-determined criteria and stipend amounts, including several levels of compensation, have been chosen. Departments should use this opportunity to evaluate current use and level of business need.
A website has been created to help employees and supervisors understand and comply with the new JMU Cell Phone and Internet Stipend Program.