New Employee Relocation Allowance


Employee Relocation Allowances are processed by the UNM Payroll Department

The University has established policy number 4020 “New Employee Relocation Allowances” in the University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual, or “UAPPM”, detailing the process for paying a relocation allowance to cover moving expenses for eligible new employees.

As per the policy, hiring officers may negotiate a lump-sum “relocation allowance” payment for certain new employees meeting the criteria outlined in the policy.  This payment is paid through Payroll, with applicable taxes withheld, on the employee’s first payroll distribution, or as soon thereafter as practicable depending on the final submission of the request to Payroll.  The form that must be completed, signed, and submitted to the Employment Area in order to generate the payment is located here: Relocation Allowance Request Form.  Under this option, no receipts are required to be submitted.  

Section 4 of the Policy also allows for the Moving Carrier expenses to be paid directly by UNM, reducing the relocation allowance by this amount. 

The net relocation allowance will be paid by Payroll after the employee’s official start date on the normal payroll cycle, after all approvals are completed.

For more information, please contact UNM Payroll at or (505) 277-2353.