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mhurt@uic.edu Jul 11, 2019 6:01 pm

I believe a one-time stipend is a great idea. 

Suggestions: 1) Proposed the stipend be proximity based and 2) Remove the exception to make it a set amount based on the above suggestion.

mberta@uic.edu Jun 28, 2019 10:47 am

Does this mean we will no longer be able to reimburse relocation expenses? For instance, if we give someone a $7,500 moving stipend but they spend less than this amount, then they just keep the money?  I know it's taxable but we would still like to have the option of only paying the exact relocation costs. This especially applies to our postdocs.  They receive a small stipend for moving expenses but sometimes spend less than the stipend.

rmarquez@uic.edu Jun 27, 2019 10:32 am

In some cases new faculty/employee defer moving their belongings for several reasons, coordinate with spouse/partner, sale of home, purchase of a home etc.  Can the policy include allowing the stipend to be used for temporary housing in leiu of moving expenses without requesting an exception as it is currently done? 

Thank you for considering. 

Ramiro Marquez, HR Associate

nlehner@uic.edu Jun 27, 2019 10:25 am

I like the suggested changes. I think it will streamline the process and eliminate confusion.