NIU’s Employee Cellular Services Stipend Agreement Form is now online.
Employees who need cellular communication devices to do their jobs should use this form to request a monthly stipend. Talk with your manager/supervisor/department chair before submitting the form so the agreed upon amount is selected. Your department must then submit the Additional Pay Form to Payroll to activate the stipend.
A Cellular Service Stipend Policy was recently approved for NIU employees. It affects faculty and staff who currently use an NIU-managed cellphone, 3G/4G aircard, MiFi or any other device with voice and data capabilities and a monthly service charge. NIU no longer will purchase or support cellular communication devices for individual employee use.
Support for departmental shared cellphone equipment used on a rotation basis and not individually assigned will not change.
IT Communication Services will help NIU employees transition to a personal plan until July 22, 2015, six months after the effective date of this policy.
Who gets a stipend? How much is it? Can I keep my NIU cellphone? Can I keep my NIU cellphone number? These questions and many more are answered in the Cellular Stipend Policy FAQ.
For more information, call (815) 753-0963 or email DoIT_CS@niu.edu.