The Employer recognizes that the work performed by House Officers is facilitated by the ability to respond via phone for patient care and to remotely access sensitive institutional and confidential patient data establishes a demonstrable need for those House Officers to use their personal cell phones in service to the Employer.


In recognition of this need, the Employer agrees to pay a monthly cell phone stipend, in accordance with University policy, in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) per month for all House Officers. In accordance with this policy, the House Officer is responsible for purchasing the cell phone and related service contract with their personal funds.


In order for the stipend to be payable, the House Officer will be required to complete a Verification Statement for Stipend Form and provide it to the Program Coordinator. The stipend shall be payable the first full month of employment after receipt of the completed form by the Program Coordinator.


In order to qualify for and maintain receipt of the monthly stipend, the employee will ensure that their cell phone reminds in compliance with University policy regarding the security of personally owned devices that access or maintain sensitive institutional and/or patient data including, but not limited to, the installation of any required security software on their cell phone.


The issuance of this stipend will take effect in the December 2017 pay period.