Approval Date: 2014-10-14

Effective Date: 2014-10-14

Responsible Unit: Department of Financial and Administrative Services

Procedure for Arranging Relocation of Postdoctoral Fellows

a.    It is the responsibility of the Unit Head to satisfy the Department of Financial and Administrative Services that the correct procedures and guidelines are being observed and that strict economy is exercised. This responsibility may be delegated, in writing.
b.    It is essential that information is obtained about the number of legal dependents (spouse and children) the Postdoctoral Fellow has or expects to have by the time of the proposed appointment and whether he/she intends to bring such dependents with him/her, if appointed.
c.    This information is required prior to the issue of a contract of employment. The contract will then state the extent of any liability in respect to relocation expenses.
d.    Unit Heads must ensure that prospective candidates are aware of this policy.
e.    Unit Heads must advise prospective candidates that they will not receive funding to assist with removal of household goods.
f.    An application to cover costs not provided in these guidelines must be made to the Vice-President (Administration and Finance) for consideration.


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