Moving and Relocation

Moving and Relocation is a tool used to further induce an EXTERNAL job candidate to accept employment at UMW; however, there are strict IRS and state regulations, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 considers ALL moving and relocation expenses taxable.

In an effort to significantly improve efficiencies for both UMW and external candidates, effective January 2018, UMW may offer a sign-on bonus as a transition incentive to a candidate in an effort to further induce the candidate to accept the position at UMW.  However, a job candidate who is presently employed by another Commonwealth of Virginia agency is NOT eligible for a sign-on bonus when applying for a UMW classified position.  In the rare case when a job candidate is presently employed at another Commonwealth of Virginia agency and requires a transition incentive to further induce the candidate to accept the classified position at UMW, UMW may offer moving and relocation assistance and will follow IRS regulations and Commonwealth of Virginia regulations found at  https://www.doa.virginia.gov/reference/CAPP/CAPP_Topics_Cardinal/20345-2016.pdf .

BEFORE making any verbal or written offer relating to transition incentives, contact:

  • Human Resources for questions relating to sign-on bonuses for any position type
  • Accounts Payable for moving and relocation for classified job positions at UMW when the job candidate is employed at another Commonwealth of Virginia agency.