TO: All MUNFA Members FROM: The MUNFA Executive Committee DATE: May 7, 2007 SUBJECT: Claiming High-Speed Internet Access at Home as Part of Professional Development Expense Reimbursement (PDER)
Under Clause 31.62(e) of the Collective Agreement (Professional Development Expense Reimbursement) "cost of supplies related to other research activities" can be claimed as part of one's expenses. If it meets the conditions of professional development Academic Staff Members (ASMs) can consider offsetting the costs of home high-speed internet access via their PDER (a practice that is already in place at the University). To quote a memorandum of April 2, 2007 from the Administrative Policy Review Committee, and titled "Subsidy for High Speed Internet Access at Home":
If you have, or have had, any problems claiming this expense under Clause 31.60 please contact the MUNFA office (ext. 8642 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).