Cell Phone Stipend Program: Frequently Asked Questions


Mobile Communications Devices

If you are an employee, talk to your department head or unit head with whom you signed the request form. NOTE: LSU employees must submit a request on PCR 360 to cancel the charges to the LSU account.

  • What is the Mobile Device Policy?
    Mobile Device Policy (PDF)
     
  • What is considered a "Mobile Device"?
    Any device that requires cellular service in order to function as intended, and/or requires a SIM card. Mobile Device classification is not limited to cellular phones and tablets; it may also include scientific research devices that utilize a cellular signal to transmit data from remote locations.

  • How do I port a number from one carrier to another?
    Please email servicedesk@lsu.edu, attn: Unified Applications, or call 578-4015. If you do not do this, you may be subject to a contract termination penalty.
     
  • How do I return an LSU owned mobile device?
    If you are an employee, talk to your department head or unit head with whom you signed the request form. NOTE: LSU employees must submit a request on PCR 360 to cancel the recurring cellular service charges to the LSU account.
     

Mobile Devices on Grants

Cell phones and data plans should only be approved on sponsored agreements for which the service is an allowable charge.  Once the award is completed, the service will no longer be reimbursed.  If the employee requires a mobile device to perform their job duties, then they will have to convert to a stipend.

Once it is determined that the sponsored agreement will support the mobile device, a request for an exception should be sent to Kimberly J. Lewis, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for Finance and Administration/CFO.

Expired fixed price accounts cannot be used to pay for mobile devices or data plans.  Stipends can be paid from expired fixed price accounts.

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