In the past the University of Alaska has offered a taxable monthly stipend to offset the cost of using a personal cell phone for University business. In light of current budget restrictions the University of Alaska has decided to discontinue the taxable mobile communication device allowance program. This revocation is effective during the last full pay period of fiscal year 2015. This is a system wide policy change that is being implemented at all campuses.
The last allowance that will be paid for cellular device usage will cover the period of May 31st through June 13th 2015. This final allowance will be paid on June 26th 2015. No allowances will be paid thereafter.