Chapter 302—Relocation Allowances
§302-1.101—What actions are agencies expected to take concerning the comprehensive, automated relocation management system?
§302-2.2—May I relocate to my new official station before I receive a written travel authorization (TA)?
§302-2.5—May I relocate from a location other than the location specified in my relocation travel authorization?
§302-2.6—May I be reimbursed for relocation expenses if I relocate to a new official station that does not meet the 50-mile distance test?
§302-2.10—If I am furloughed to perform active military duty, will I have to complete all aspects of the relocation within the time limitation?
§302-2.11—Does the 1-year time period in §302-2.9 include time that I cannot travel and/or transport my household effects due to shipping restrictions to or from my post of duty OCONUS?
§302-2.14—Am I required to sign a service agreement when transferring within or outside the continental United States or performing renewal agreement travel and what is the minimum period of service?
§302-2.16—Must I provide my agency with my actual place of residence as soon as I accept a transfer/appointment OCONUS?
§302-2.105—When an employee transfers between Federal agencies, who is responsible for paying the employee’s relocation expenses?
§302-2.106—May we waive statutory or regulatory limitations relating to relocation allowances for employees relocating to/from remote or isolated locations?
§302-2.110—Are there time factors that we must consider for allowing an employee to complete all aspects of relocation?
§302-3.2—As a new appointee or student trainee what relocation expenses may my agency pay or reimburse me for incident to a permanent change of station to my first official station?
§302-3.4—If my agency authorizes me allowances for relocation, must it pay all of the expenses listed in §302-3.2?
§302-3.5—If I travel to my first official station before I have been appointed, will I be reimbursed for my relocation expenses?
§302-3.101—As a transferred employee what relocation allowances must my agency pay or reimburse to me?
§302-3.200—When a member of my immediate family who is also an employee and I are transferring to the same official station, may we both receive allowances for relocation?
§302-3.201—If my immediate family member and I both transfer to the same official station in the interest of the Government, may we both claim the same relocation expenses?
§302-3.202—If my immediate family member and I both transfer to the same official station, may we both claim the same relocation allowances for the same non-employee family member?
§302-3.203—If I am transferring in the interest of the Government and my employed immediate family member(s) transfer is not in the interest of the Government, will he/she receive relocation allowances?
§302-3.204—When an employed immediate family member and I are transferring in the interest of the Government, what information must we submit to our agency?
§302-3.205—If my transfer is involuntary (due to i.e., reduction in force, cessation, or transfer of work), is it considered to be in the interest of the Government?
§302-3.206—If I am re-employed after a separation by reduction in force or transfer of functions, may my agency pay me a relocation allowance?
§302-3.207—Am I eligible to receive relocation allowances for overseas assignment and return travel?
§302-3.214—May I receive reimbursement for tour renewal travel when my travel is between two places within the United States?
§302-3.215—Will I be reimbursed for tour renewal travel from a post of duty in Hawaii and return to a post of duty in Alaska or for such travel from a post of duty in Alaska and return to a post of duty in Hawaii?
§302-3.217—Will my family or I receive per diem for en route travel from my post of duty to my actual place of residence in the U.S.?
§302-3.218—Are there any special circumstances when my agency may authorize me travel and transportation expenses for my tour renewal travel in Alaska or Hawaii?
§302-3.220—May my family and I travel to another U.S. location (other than from my actual place of residence) under my tour renewal agreement?
§302-3.221—If I travel to another place in the U.S. (other than my actual place of residence) am I required to spend time at my actual place of residence to receive reimbursement?
§302-3.224—If I violate my new service agreement, will the Government reimburse me for return travel and transportation to my actual place of residence?
§302-3.225—If my immediate family member(s) return to the U.S. before me, will I be reimbursed for transporting part of my household goods with my family and the rest of my household goods when I return?
§302-3.226—Will the Government reimburse me if I am not eligible to return with my immediate family member(s) to the U.S. and choose to send them at my own expense?
§302-3.227—If I become divorced from my spouse or terminate my committed relationship with my domestic partner while OCONUS will I receive reimbursement to return my former spouse or domestic partner and dependents to the U.S.?
§302-3.228—Is my dependent who turned 21 while overseas entitled to return travel to my place of actual residence at the expense of the Government?
§302-3.300—Must my agency pay for return relocation expenses for my immediate family and me once I have completed my duty OCONUS?
§302-3.301—May I transport my household goods to a location other than my actual place of residence when I separate from the Government?
§302-3.302—May my agency pay for my immediate family member(s) and my household goods to be returned to the U.S. before I complete my service agreement?
§302-3.303—May I claim reimbursement for the return of my immediate family member(s) or household goods more than once under one service agreement?
§302-3.306—If I meet the conditions in §302-3.307, what expenses am I allowed under separation for retirement travel?
§302-3.308—Do I have to provide my agency with any special documents before receiving reimbursement for moving expenses?
§302-3.311—May I receive reimbursement for travel and transportation from an alternate location other than the duty station?
§302-3.312—Upon separation, if I elect to reside in a different geographical area which is less than 50 miles from my official station, will I receive reimbursement?
§302-3.405—If my agency authorizes a TCS, do I have the option of electing payment of per diem expenses under Part 301-11 of this title?
§302-3.409—Is there any required minimum distance between an official station and a TCS location that must be met for me to qualify for a TCS?
§302-3.416—Is there any limitation on the combined weight of household goods I may transport and store at Government expense?
§302-3.417—Will I have to pay any income tax if my agency pays for extended storage of my household goods?
§302-3.423—If I separate from Government service upon completion of my TCS, what relocation expenses will my agency pay upon my separation?
§302-3.424—If I separate from Government service prior to completion of my TCS, what relocation expenses will my agency pay upon my separation?
§302-3.425—If I have been authorized successive temporary changes of station and reassigned from one temporary official station to another, what expenses will my agency pay upon completion of my last assignment or my separation from Government service?
§302-3.426—How is payment of my TCS expenses affected if I am permanently assigned to my temporary official station?
§302-3.427—What relocation allowances may my agency pay when I am permanently assigned to my temporary official station?
§302-3.428—If I am permanently assigned to my temporary official station, is there any limitation on the weight of household goods I may transport at Government expense to my official station?
§302-3.429—Are there any relocation allowances my agency may not pay if I am permanently assigned to my temporary official station?
§302-3.500—What governing policies and procedures must we establish for paying a relocation allowance under this Part 302-3?
§302-3.501—Must we establish any specific procedures for paying a relocation allowance to new appointees?
§302-3.502—What factors should we consider in determining whether to authorize a TCS for a long-term assignment?
§302-3.507—Once we authorize relocation expenses for new appointees or student trainees what expenses must we pay?
§302-3.511—What must we consider when determining return travel for immediate family member(s) for compassionate reasons prior to completion of the service agreement?
§302-3.515—What special rules must we apply for reimbursement of tour renewal travel for employees stationed, assigned, appointed or transferred to/from Alaska or Hawaii?
Subchapter C—Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Allowances for Subsistence and Transportation Expenses
§302-4.2—Am I eligible for subsistence and transportation allowances for PCS travel under this part?
§302-4.101—Must my immediate family member(s) and I begin PCS travel at the old official station and end at the new official station?
§302-4.201—How are my authorized en route travel days and per diem determined for relocation travel?
§302-4.202—Are there any circumstances in which a per diem allowance for my immediate family members is not allowed?
§302-4.203—How much per diem will my spouse or domestic partner receive if he/she accompanies me while I am performing PCS travel?
§302-4.204—If my spouse or domestic partner does not accompany me but travels unaccompanied at a different time, what per diem rate will he/she receive?
§302-4.205—If my spouse or domestic partner and I travel on the same days along the same general route by using more than one POV, is my spouse or domestic partner considered unaccompanied?
§302-4.301—Do the rates in §302-4.300 apply if I am performing overseas tour renewal agreement travel?
§302-4.303—For relocation within the continental United States (CONUS), may I use the actual expense method of reimbursement instead of the POV mileage rate specified in §302-4.300?
§302-4.304—For relocation outside the continental United States (OCONUS), may my agency allow actual expense reimbursement instead of the POV mileage rate for PCS travel?
§302-4.501—If I use an additional POV that was not authorized for PCS travel, will I be reimbursed for the additional POV?
§302-4.700—What governing policies must we establish for payment of allowances for subsistence and transportation expenses?
§302-5.8—How many househunting trips may my agency authorize in connection with a particular transfer?
§302-5.18—May I retain any balance left over from my househunting reimbursement if my lump sum is more than adequate to cover my househunting trip?
§302-5.104—What factors must we consider in determining whether to offer an employee the lump sum househunting trip subsistence expense reimbursement option?
§302-6.14—How is my TQSE allowance affected if my temporary quarters become my permanent residence quarters?
§302-6.18—May I be reimbursed for transportation expenses incurred while I am occupying temporary quarters?
§302-6.105—What is a “compelling reason” warranting extension of my authorized period for claiming an actual TQSE reimbursement?
§302-6.107—What effect do partial days of temporary quarters occupancy have on my authorized period for claiming actual TQSE reimbursement?
§302-6.109—May the period for which I am authorized to claim actual TQSE reimbursement for myself be different from that of my immediate family?
§302-6.111—May I and/or my immediate family occupy temporary quarters longer than the period for which I am authorized to claim actual TQSE reimbursement?
§302-6.202—Will I receive additional TQSE reimbursement if my TQSE lump sum payment is not adequate to cover my actual TQSE?
§302-6.203—May I retain any balance left over from my TQSE lump sum payment if such payment is more than adequate?
§302-6.204—Am I required to file a voucher after occupying temporary quarters if I selected the TQSE lump sum payment?
§302-6.303—What factors should we consider in determining whether the TQSE allowance is actually necessary?
§302-6.304—What factors should we consider in determining whether to offer an employee a lump sum payment option for TQSE?
Part 302-7—TRANSPORTATION AND TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS, PROFESSIONAL BOOKS, PAPERS, AND EQUIPMENT, (PBP&E) AND BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
§302-7.1—Who is eligible for the transportation and temporary storage of household goods (HHG) at Government expense?
§302-7.5—What happens if the HHG shipment includes PBP&E, and it might exceed, or did exceed, the 18,000 pounds net weight allowance?
§302-7.6—What are the authorized origin and destination points for the transportation of HHG and PBP&E.
§302-7.8—At what location can CONUS-to-CONUS or OCONUS-to-CONUS HHG shipments be temporarily stored?
§302-7.10—What are the reasons that would justify the additional storage beyond the initial 60 days CONUS and 90 days OCONUS limits?
§302-7.13—What are the various methods of shipping HHG and how is the weight determined for each type of shipment?
§302-7.14—What methods of transporting and paying for the movement of HHG, PBP&E and temporary storage are authorized?
§302-7.15—Are there any disadvantages to using the commuted rate method for transporting HHG, PBP&E and temporary storage?
§302-7.16—Must I use the methods selected by my agency for transportation and temporary storage of my HHG and PBP&E?
§302-7.17—Is the maximum weight allowance for HHG and temporary storage limited when quarters are furnished or partly furnished by the Government OCONUS or upon return to CONUS?
§302-7.18—May PBP&E be transported at Government expense upon returning to CONUS for separation from Government service, after completion of an OCONUS assignment?
§302-7.20—Should I include items that are irreplaceable or of extremely high monetary or sentimental value in my HHG shipment?
§302-7.21—If my HHG shipment includes an item for which a weight additive is assessed by the HHG carrier (e.g., boat, trailer, ultralight vehicle), am I responsible for payment?
§302-7.101—Where can the commuted rate schedules for the transportation of HHG, and temporary storage be found?
§302-7.103—How are the charges calculated when a carrier charges a minimum weight, but the actual weight of HHG, PBP&E and temporary storage is less than the minimum weight charged?
§302-7.200—How are charges paid and who makes the arrangements for transporting HHG, PBP&E and temporary storage under the actual expense method?
§302-7.201—Is temporary storage in excess of authorized limits and excess valuation of goods and services payable at Government expense?
§302-7.301—Is my UAB shipment in addition to the 18,000 pounds net weight of the HHG weight allowance?
§302-7.401—What method of transportation and payment should we authorize for shipment and temporary storage of HHG?
§302-7.402—What method of transportation and payment should we authorize for shipment of PBP&E and UAB?
§302-7.403—What guidelines must we follow when authorizing transportation of PBP&E as an administrative expense?
§302-7.404—Are separate weight certificates required when HHG are shipped under the actual expense method and PBP&E are shipped as an administrative expense in the same lot?
§302-7.405—How must we arrange and pay for transportation of HHG and UAB, if we have authorized actual expense for transportation?
§302-8.3—How will I know when my agency has made a decision to authorize extended storage of my HHG?
Subpart B—Extended Storage During Assignment to Isolated Locations in the Continental United States (CONUS)
§302-8.100—What is the policy for extended storage of HHG during assignment to isolated locations in CONUS?
§302-8.101—What are the criteria for determining whether an official station is an isolated official station for purposes of this part?
§302-8.105—May I transport a portion of my HHG to the official station and store the remainder at Government expense?
§302-8.202—Do provisions for the place, choice, or type of storage, allowable costs, or partial storage during assignment OCONUS differ from those prescribed for storage during assignment to isolated locations in CONUS?
Subpart D—Storage During School Recess for Department of Defense Overseas Dependents School (DoDDS) Teachers
§302-8.301—What obligations do I have if I do not report for service at the beginning of the next school year?
Part 302-9—ALLOWANCES FOR TRANSPORTATION AND EMERGENCY OR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF A PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE
§302-9.5—What expenses may I be allowed for storage of a POV when on a permanent or temporary assignment?
§302-9.7—What POV transportation and emergency or temporary storage may my agency authorize at Government expense?
§302-9.9—What type of POV may I be authorized to transport, and if necessary, store under emergency or temporary circumstances?
§302-9.12—May I receive an advance of funds for transportation and emergency or temporary storage of my POV?
§302-9.13—May my agency determine that driving my POV is more advantageous and limit my reimbursement to what it would cost to drive my POV?
§302-9.140—Under what specific conditions may my agency authorize transportation of a POV to my post of duty upon my assignment to that post of duty?
§302-9.142—What will I be reimbursed if I transport a POV from a point of origin that is different from the authorized point of origin?
§302-9.143—When I am authorized to transport a POV, may I have the manufacturer or the manufacturer's agent transport a new POV from the factory or other shipping point directly to my post of duty?
§302-9.170—Under what specific conditions may my agency authorize transportation of a POV to my post of duty subsequent to the time of my assignment to that post?
§302-9.171—If circumstances warrant an authorization to transport a POV to my post of duty after my assignment to the post of duty, must I sign a new service agreement?
§302-9.172—Under what conditions may my agency authorize transportation of a replacement POV to my post of duty?
§302-9.173—How many replacement POV's may my agency authorize me to transport to my post of duty at Government expense?
§302-9.174—What is the “authorized point of origin” when I transport a POV, including a replacement POV, to my post of duty subsequent to the time of my assignment to that post of duty?
§302-9.175—When I am authorized to transport a POV, including a replacement POV, to my post of duty subsequent to the time of my assignment to that post of duty, may I have the manufacturer or the manufacturer's agent transport a new POV from the factory or other shipping point directly to my post of duty?
§302-9.202—When do I become entitled to return transportation of my POV from my post of duty to an authorized destination?
§302-9.203—Is there any circumstance under which I may be authorized to transport my POV from a post of duty before completing my service agreement?
§302-9.206—What should I do if there is no port or terminal at my authorized point of origin or authorized destination when I transport a POV from my post of duty?
§302-9.207—What will I be reimbursed if I transport my POV from a point of origin or to a destination that is different from my authorized origin or destination?
§302-9.208—If I retain my POV at my post of duty after conditions change to make use of the POV no longer in the best interest of the Government, may I transport it at Government expense from the post of duty at a later date?
§302-9.209—Under what conditions may my agency authorize me to transport from my post of duty a replacement POV purchased at that post of duty?
§302-9.303—If I am authorized to transport my POV within CONUS, where must the transportation originate?
§302-9.401—Where may I store my POV if I receive notice to evacuate my immediate family and/or household goods from my post of duty?
§302-9.501—How many POVs will be eligible for storage and for how long will my agency authorize the storage?
§302-9.602—How should we administer the allowances for transportation and emergency storage of a POV?
§302-9.603—What governing policies must we establish for the allowances for transportation and emergency storage of a POV?
§302-9.605—What factors must we consider in deciding whether to authorize transportation of a POV to a post of duty?
§302-9.606—What must we consider in determining whether transportation of a POV within CONUS is cost effective?
§302-10.3—What is the maximum amount my agency may authorize me to receive for transporting a mobile home?
§302-10.6—Are the allowances for transporting a mobile home in addition to the allowances for per diem, mileage, and transportation expenses, for me and my immediate family member(s)?
§302-10.100—What distance will my agency allow for points of origin and destination within CONUS and Alaska?
§302-10.200—What costs are allowable when a commercial carrier transports my mobile home overland or over water?
§302-10.203—What are my allowances when a mobile home is transported partly by commercial carrier and partly by POV?
§302-10.206—May my agency assume direct responsibility for the costs of preparing and transporting my mobile home?
§302-10.301—May I receive an advance of funds when payment is made directly to the carrier by my agency?
§302-10.401—Are the allowances for transporting a mobile home in addition to the allowances for per diem, mileage, and transportation expenses, for an employee and immediate family member(s)?
§302-11.1—What is the purpose of an allowance for expenses incurred in connection with residence transactions?
§302-11.2—Am I eligible to receive an allowance for expenses incurred in connection with my residence transactions?
§302-11.4—Who is not eligible to receive an allowance for expenses incurred in connection with residence transactions?
§302-11.5—To be reimbursed for expenses incurred in my residence transactions, must I occupy the residence at the time I am notified of my transfer?
§302-11.6—For which expenses will I be reimbursed if I qualify for a residence transaction expense allowance?
§302-11.8—Must I sell a residence at the old official station to be eligible to purchase a residence at the new official station?
§302-11.21—How long do I have to submit my claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred in connection with my residence transactions?
§302-11.101—Must the title to the property for which I am requesting an allowance for residence transactions be in my name?
§302-11.103—How will I be reimbursed if I or a member of my immediate family do not hold full title to the property for which I am requesting reimbursement?
§302-11.104—When must I and/or a member(s) of my immediate family have acquired title interest in my residence to be eligible for the allowance for expenses incurred in connection with the sale of my residence?
§302-11.201—When may my reimbursement for loan assumption fees or other similar fees exceed the 1 percent as specified in §302-11.200(f)(2)?
§302-11.301—How must I request reimbursement for the expenses I incur for my residence transactions?
§302-11.302—What documentation must I submit to my agency to request reimbursement for the sale of a former residence or the purchase of a new one?
§302-11.303—Will the Government reimburse me for expenses incurred in connection with my residence transactions that are paid by someone other than me or a member of my immediate family?
§302-11.304—Will my agency reimburse me for losses due to market conditions or prices at the old and new official station?
§302-11.305—Will I receive reimbursement for any residence transaction expenses incurred prior to being officially notified of my transfer?
§302-11.308—How much will I receive for reimbursement when I purchase or sell land in excess of what reasonably relates to the residence site?
§302-11.309—What residence transaction expense are reimbursable if an employee violates the terms of his/her service agreement?
§302-11.401—Under what conditions may we authorize or approve a residence transaction expense allowance?
§302-11.403—What policies must we establish before accepting documentation from an employee for reimbursement of residence transaction expenses?
§302-11.404—What controls must we establish for paying allowances for expenses incurred in connection with residence transactions?
§302-11.405—Which agency must review and approve the employee's application when the employee transfers between agencies?
§302-11.407—What documentation must we require the employee to submit before paying residence transaction expenses?
§302-11.420—How long can we authorize an extension for completion of the sale and purchase or lease termination transactions?
§302-11.430—When must we reimburse an employee for expenses incurred due to settlement of an unexpired lease?
§302-11.431—How must we require an employee to request reimbursement for expenses of an unexpired lease settlement?
§302-11.441—How must we determine if an employee holds equitable title interest in his/her property?
§302-11.450—May we advance an employee funds for expenses incurred in connection with residence transactions?
§302-11.451—What is the maximum amount that we may reimburse for the sale or purchase of an employee's residence?
§302-12.6—If I use a contracted-for relocation service that is a substitute for reimbursable relocation allowance, will I be reimbursed for the relocation allowance as well?
§302-12.7—What expenses will my agency pay if I use a relocation services company to ship household goods in excess of the maximum weight allowance?
§302-12.8—What expenses will my agency pay if I use a relocation services company to sell or purchase a residence for which I and/or a member(s) of my immediate family do not have full title?
§302-12.9—If my agency authorizes me to enter a homesale program, must I accept a buyout offer from the relocation services company?
§302-12.101—May we enter into a contract with a relocation services company for the company to provide relocation services?
§302-12.115—What are the income tax consequences that we must consider when offering relocation services?
§302-12.116—What must we consider in deciding whether to use the fixed-fee or cost-reimbursable contracting method?
§302-12.118—Under a homesale program, may we establish a maximum home value above which we will not pay for homesale services?
§302-12.119—Under a homesale program, may we pay an employee for losses he/she incurs on the sale of a residence?
§302-12.121—May we use a relocation services contract for services which we are contractually bound to obtain under another travel services contract?
§302-14.102—What factors should we consider in determining whether to establish a home marketing incentive payment program?
§302-14.103—What factors should we consider in determining the amount of a home marketing incentive payment?
§302-15.8—When my agency authorizes payment for me under this part, am I obligated to use such services, or may I elect instead to sell my residence at Government expense?
§302-15.9—Must I repay property management expenses my agency paid under this part if I elect to sell my former residence in the United States at Government expense when I am transferred from my current foreign post of duty to an official station in the United States other than the one I left?
§302-15.11—If my agency authorized, and I elected to receive, payment for property management expenses, may I later elect to sell my residence at Government expense?
§302-15.12—If my agency is paying for property management services under this part, and my service agreement expires, what must I do to ensure that payment for property management services continues?
§302-15.13—What are the income tax consequences when my agency pays for my property management services?
§302-15.70—What governing policies must we establish for the allowance for property management services?
§302-17.3—What is the Government's objective in reimbursing the additional income taxes incurred as a result of a relocation?
§302-17.4—Why is the reimbursement for substantially all, and not exactly all, of the additional income taxes incurred as a result of a relocation?
§302-17.7—Is there any circumstance under which the WTA and the RITA are not paid even though I would otherwise be eligible?
§302-17.8—What limitations and Federal income tax treatments apply to various relocation reimbursements?
§302-17.9—Who is responsible for knowing which relocation expenses are taxable and which expenses are nontaxable?
§302-17.10—Which expenses should I report on my state tax returns if I am required to file returns in two different states?
§302-17.41—Is there any difference in the procedures for calculating the CMTR, depending on whether my agency chooses the one-year or two-year RITA process?
§302-17.42—Which state marginal tax rate(s) does my agency use to calculate the CMTR if I incur tax liability in more than one state, and how does this affect my RITA and my state tax return(s)?
§302-17.45—What if I incur income tax liability to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or any other territory or possession of the United States?
Subpart E—Special Procedure if a State Treats an Expense as Taxable even though it is Nontaxable under the Federal IRC
§302-17.46—What does my agency do if a state treats an expense as taxable even though it is nontaxable under the Federal IRC?
§302-17.51—When should I file my “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” under the one-year process?
§302-17.52—When should I file an amended “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” under the one-year process?
§302-17.53—What happens if I do not file and amend the “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” in a timely manner?
§302-17.63—What information should I provide to my agency to make the RITA calculation possible under the two-year process?
§302-17.64—When should I file my “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” and RITA claim under the two-year process?
§302-17.65—What happens if I do not file the “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” in a timely manner?
§302-17.102—What happens if an employee fails to file and/or amend a “Statement of Income and Tax Filing Status” prior to the required date?
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