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Communication Allowance Agreement Instructions

Complete this form to provide a cash allowance to eligible OSU faculty and classified staff for business-related purposes when using a personal cellular phone, mobile communication device, and/or internet service provider. The communication allowance is paid monthly from the time of authorization until December 31 of the same year, except for months when the position is on leave. An annual renewal is required in January to continue paying the allowance. For more information, please refer to the Communication Allowance Policy.

Required authorizations

Employee signature
Supervisor signature
Budget Authority signature *

* This request must be approved by an appropriate budget authority over the requested funding source. If the supervisor is also the appropriate budget authority they need to sign the form twice.

Where to send completed form

Campus Mail to: Business Affairs - Financial Accounting & Analysis


Email to: BAFF.Accounting@oregonstate.edu

Additional Information

A copy of the employee’s service provider statement is required along with each OSU Communication Allowance request form at the time of the supervisor’s review. Each of those should indicate both the cell phone number and name of the holder. The service provider invoice with a copy of the agreement must be retained within the department.

The signed form must be received by Business Affairs by the 10th of the month to be effective for pay issued that month. If the form is received after the 10th of the month, it will be effective the following month.

Revised 01/01/16

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