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Are you considering relocating your federal career - either by your choice or by Uncle Sam? There are practical issues and concerns to think about when deciding whether or not to relocate. Others have done it while still others have not. This forum will allow for all to offer their insight, post their questions, and help each other out.

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smackie  
#1 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2019 8:52:45 AM(UTC)
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I tentatively accepted a position in San Diego. It will be a lateral for me and since I am currently in the LA locality, will incur about a 2% cut in pay. Yeah, who wants to make less money, but I think I will like SD better, so not that big a deal to me. Position was advertised with both Relocation allowance and relocation incentive, but no PCS. While speaking with HR, they said orally and in an email, up to 25% of salary is allowed. So I asked for an amount that is roughly 20% and they wanted to know how I arrived at this number, and I need to send an itemized list of expenses. What am I missing here?

When I first became a GS employee 4 years ago, my then supervisor told me so many various (mostly wrong) things, I lost out on a recruitment incentive. But I think that person knew I was going to take the job regardless (rightly so) and figured he would save that money for other people. I asked the HR person at San Diego for advice or an example of what she needed, and based on her reply she's tired of dealing with me.
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#2 Posted : Friday, May 3, 2019 9:50:26 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: smackie Go to Quoted Post
...they said orally and in an email, up to 25% of salary is allowed. So I asked for an amount that is roughly 20% and they wanted to know how I arrived at this number, and I need to send an itemized list of expenses. What am I missing here?
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I don't think you're missing anything, give them what they are asking for. It's likely that the HR just needs to have something in the file for the justification.

Truck rental, cost to break a lease, househunting trip, hotel costs, reduction in pay, additional utilities or rent costs... make a comprehensive list.
smackie  
#3 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 5:54:57 PM(UTC)
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I got my incentive authorized for the amount I asked for after I wrote up an explanation on the costs my move would entail. Now HR says they need to see a signed copy of a lease before they will finalize the authorization for the incentive. Person I am renting from is offering me a rent well below market value. I think the people I'm renting from just want a responsible person in the place more than maximizing their return.

Regardless of all that, will a rent below market value have any negative consequences on my incentive? The job posting wording had the incentive as relocation and recruitment. I don't think it should, but maybe it is open to interpretation?

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#4 Posted : Monday, August 12, 2019 6:50:34 PM(UTC)
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Tell the truth - give them what they asked for. ADD TO IT, your belief that the rent differential is because you are regarded as a responsible tenant who will have additional duties - making sure the property is secured and whatever else - thus being full market rate.
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