Cell Phone Stipend
How to make sure you get your $50 cell phone stipend each month.
Why a cell phone stipend?
Michigan Medicine recognizes that House Officers use their personal devices to perform work on a daily basis. To that end, we have negotiated a $50 monthly stipend to House Officers in order to offset the cost of maintaining their personal devices.
In order to be eligible for the stipend a House Officer must:
- Turn in the Verification Statement for Stipend Form
- The form is typically obtained from your program coordinator
- Keep their personal device compliant with the University security policy
- This includes, but is not limited to...
- Installing the Univeristy's mobile device management software Intelligent Hub (formerly AirWatch)
If at any point you decide to remove the University software from your device, inform your program coordinator so that the stipend can be terminated. This will be enforced by occasional audits.
New and Incoming House Officers
If you are a House Officer starting work in July, make sure the most up to date Verification Statement for Stipend Form is in the paperwork you received from your program coordinator. If you have not received this form, please request the most recent version from your program coordinator. Please also let the HOA know the form was not included with your on-boarding paperwork.
If you have not received the form before July 1, fill out a copy of the 2017 form, and turn it in to your program coordinator before July 1.
If there is a more up to date version, your program my ask you to fill that one out instead, but in order to get your $50 for July without an issue, it is advised that you return the 2017 form to your program coordinator before your start date.
Please see the official contract language about the cell phone stipend below:
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.