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Relocation Expense Policy

Fairfield University’s relocation policy is designed to assist full-time faculty and exempt employees to transition to a new local residence. Employee reimbursement/payment for normal household goods relocation covers a maximum allowance of $5,000. Relocation expenses paid by the employer are considered taxable income and will be reflected on your W-2 statement at end of the calendar year. 

To be eligible for relocation assistance, all the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • You must be a newly hired full-time faculty or full-time exempt employee;
  • You move your primary residence at least 50 miles closer to Fairfield University;
  • Relocation takes place within 6 months of Date of Hire (unless other arrangements are discussed and approved by Human Resources);
  • The Fairfield University Authorization form is completed and approved by Human Resources. 

If an employee terminates before the completion of one year of service, after having received a University paid relocation allowance, the University may require a repayment of up to the full amount of the paid relocation.

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