Do You Know How Moving & Relocation Allotments Work?

  • October 4th, 2014
  • in News

Do you know how Moving & Relocation allotments work?  How about which moving costs are reimbursable?

Each department determines an allotment amount for new employees that can be used for moving expenses.  That allotment amount covers household, office and laboratory relocation costs (including up to 30 consecutive days of storage).  After final moving costs, if there is money left within the allotment amount, an MDV can be completed to reimburse for out of pocket moving expenses such as:  pre-moving travel, lodging and meals (house hunting trip after accepted job offer); travel, lodging and meals during the move and temporary quarters & meals after move to Tuscaloosa area.  These expenses are not allowable on the P-Card.

However, please be advised that unused allotment money is not refunded to the new employee.  If you have any questions, please contact Gieva’ Patton, gpatton@fa.ua.edu, 205-348-6506.