New full-time faculty and administrative staff members who are moving to within (45) forty-five miles of Wittenberg are eligible for the relocation benefit. The university financially assists by providing either:
- A lump-sum payment of $800 for in-state relocations and $1,200 for out-of-state relocations.
- Reimbursement of 50 percent of the actual expenses incurred (up to a maximum reimbursement of $4,000) in moving furniture and household items. Receipts must be submitted, and items such as the transportation of the individual(s) and family members, meals, and lodging en route are not covered.
To claim reimbursement for relocation expenses, the individual should submit a Relocation Request for Payment Form to the Human Resources Department. All applicable income and employment taxes will be deducted from the payment, and the payment will be reported as taxable wages on the W-2. For tax purposes, the employee should retain documentation of actual moving expenses.