Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum

DATE: December 9, 2011
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Three Hundred Ninety-One


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Cellular Telephone Allowance Payments 55.70

This revision adds procedures for making changes to monthly cellular telephone allowance appointments.

Cellular Telephones 85.45

This revision includes the following changes:

  • For tax year 2012, cellular telephone allowances are not taxable income.
  • Effective February 1, 2012, the maximum monthly allowance for cellular telephone service plans is decreased from $150 to $100.
  • Effective February 1, 2012, employees with annual salaries greater than or equal to $100,000 are not eligible to receive allowances for cellular telephone devices or services.
  • When allowance changes are required, departments must process revised Mobile Communications Services Agreements, end current allowance appointments in TEMPS, and establish new allowance appointments in TEMPS for the new monthly amounts.