Allowances for New Appointees and Intergovernmental Personnel Act
This information is intended as a quick reference for new permanent and
temporary staff and staff participating in the Intergovernmental Personnel
Act (IPA) program planning a household move.
Division of Administrative Services (DAS) contact for household
goods moving arrangements and additional information: email@example.com
EN ROUTE TRAVEL EXPENSES
Family members will be covered only when movement of household good is
authorized. Transportation expenses for appointee and family from appointee's
residence to NSF by common carrier;
A mileage allowance when a privately owned vehicle (POV) is used for
allowable en route travel as follows:
of Occupants in POV
|Employee (flat rate)
EN ROUTE PER DIEM
A per diem allowance for allowable en route travel time not to exceed
the following maximum rates:
Season Begin Date
|Washington DC (also the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland) (See also Maryland and Virginia)
Allowances may not exceed an amount computed on the basis of a minimum
driving distance per day of 300 miles. An exception to the daily minimum
driving distance may be made when travel between the old residence and
new duty station is delayed for reasons clearly beyond the control of
the travelers, such as acts of God, restrictions by Government authorities,
or other reasons acceptable to the agency, e.g., to accommodate persons
HOUSEHOLD GOODS (HHG)
Expenses of shipping HHG from residence to duty station not-to-exceed
a maximum 18,000 lbs. Net weight allowance. 18,000lbs. Limit is applicable
for both employees moving with family and employees moving without family.
Actual expense method
In connection with transportation within
or outside the United States the actual expense method is used. The
Government will arrange for necessary temporary storage and pay
the costs directly to mover. Charges for excess
weight, valuation above the minimum amount and services obtained by the
employee at higher costs shall be the responsibility of the employee.
The Foundation may purchase Full Value Protection Service. With this
service, the carrier's liability is limited to both the value of the item
and a value placed on the entire shipment.
POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION
Since NSF must coordinate moving arrangements through the General Service
Administration, please provide the DAS contact with information concerning
the extent of your move and the desired time period as soon as possible
(at least one month in advance of the move).
Family members covered by Federal travel regulations include:
- Children of the employee or employee's spouse who are unmarried and
under 21 years of age or who, regardless of age, are physically or
incapable of self-support. (The term "children" included
natural offspring, stepchildren, adopted children, grandchildren, legal
wards or other dependent children who are under legal guardianship
of the employee or employee's spouse.)
- Contact your DAS representative for information concerning other
All travel, including that for the immediate family, and transportation,
including that for household goods allowed under these regulations, shall
be accomplished as soon as possible. The maximum time for beginning allowable
travel and transportation shall not exceed one year from the effective
date of the employee's appointment.
Advancement of Funds
Return moving expenses are only allowed for rotators employed
in the Visiting Scientist, Engineer and Educator (VSEE) Program and Intergovernmental
Personnel Act Program (IPA). NSF will pay these return moving expenses
only to the former place of residence upon separation from the
federal service following an agreed period of service.
- Boats over 14 feet; airplanes; mobile homes; camper trailer, and
- Live animals, birds, fowls, reptiles;
- Cordwood and building materials; and
- Property for resale, disposal, or commercial use rather than for use
by the employee or the immediate family.
The cost of disassembly and reassembly of the following items are not
part of authorized moving costs: ice-maker refrigerators, outside TV antennas,
swing sets, water beds, pool tables, etc.