Every year, the University of Waterloo provides an allowance for out-of-pocket expenses related to the performance of teaching, research and professional duties known colloquially as the “professional allowance” or FPER.
Where to find information
What you need to know
How much you can spend. The 2016/17 allowance for regular full-time faculty members is $1,805, prorated for new or reduced-load faculty.
The deadline. A deadline in early April is set each year. Expenses incurred in April that cannot be submitted in the relevant year due to the timing of the submission deadlines are able to be claimed with the next year's FPER claim.
Who to talk to
- Most departments assign an individual who will assist with inquiries and/or review claims.
- The Faculty Financial Officer or Executive Assistant may provide assistance.