Relocation Assistance

Temple University’s Human Resources Department has contracted with 3 national moving companies to provide employees with relocation assistance at discounted rates. As a benefit to our faculty and staff, any university employee can work directly with these companies to plan for their relocation.

If a hiring manager has offered financial assistance for a move, the designated representative from the school, college, or administrative department must contact the selected moving company to authorize moving expenses.  The Human Resources Department maintains a list of individuals who are authorized to approve relocation. This list is periodically updated and distributed to the moving companies. If you have questions regarding an approver for your area please contact the Employment Office or your HR Business Partner.

It is recommended that the amount of relocation assistance offered be no more than 10% of an employee’s annual base salary. Any amount in excess of 10% for non-faculty employees should be reviewed by the Human Resources Department.

Relocation expenses other than the “qualified” cost of moving household goods from the former residence to the new residence (including up to 30 days of storage) and the cost of travel from the former residence to the new residence (including lodging during the period of travel), may be deemed “not qualified” and thus taxable to the employee.

“Non-qualified” expenses can include but are not limited to pre-move house hunting expenses, temporary housing fees, and meals. The university will withhold all federal, state, and local tax deductions on these reimbursements and will report all payments made in accordance with federal and state law. Payroll taxes will be withheld on the value of all reimbursements for such “non-qualified” expenses and reported to the Internal Revenue Service as income on the employee’s Form W-2. Nontaxable reimbursements for “qualified” expenses will be reported on the employee’s Form W-2 in Box 12 as Code P for informational purposes, not as income. Additional information regarding moving expenses can be found in the Internal Revenue Service Publication 521 on

Approved relocation expenses will be directly invoiced to the school, college, or administrative department that authorized the move only when one of our contracted vendors is used. The amount invoiced will not exceed the dollar amount authorized; any additional expenses will be the responsibility of the employee. Should an employee decide to use a moving company other than our contracted companies he/she will be invoiced directly and receipts must be submitted to accounts payable through Concur for reimbursement.

The Human Resources Department maintains the POs for our contracted vendors and questions regarding relocation can be directed to your HR Business Partner.

  Approved Moving Companies Temple Representative Contact Number
Corrigan Moving Systems
Marybeth Galardi
(585) 295-2245
Siracusa Moving and Storage
Morzana DiDomenico (Relocation Only)
(860) 259-0241
Armstrong Relocation
John Silvernail
(585) 749-1643
updated: 02/20/2018
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