Moving/Relocation Assistance Policy


As part of Bryant University’s commitment to recruiting the most qualified candidates, the University may provide monetary assistance for the relocation of new employees and their families to the Rhode Island area.


Moving/Relocation assistance may be authorized for new employees who meet the following criteria:

  • The one-way commuting distance from the old residence to Bryant is 50 or more miles.
  • The principal individual being relocated will be a regular, full-time employee. Assistance is typically available for new tenure-track faculty and staff at the director level and above, exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis and will require approval of the divisional vice president.  There must be an expectation of the individual remaining in the position for longer than one year.
  • The move must take place within 12 months of the employee’s start date.
  • Should the relocated employee voluntarily terminate within his/her first 12 months of employment, the employee must refund to Bryant the full amount of the moving/relocation assistance. Utilization of moving/relocation assistance confirms your acceptance of the terms of this policy.

Allowance Amounts:

Hiring Managers and division heads must work with Human Resources to assist in determining appropriate moving allowances consistent with institutional practices.  Factors considered will include, but are not limited to, level of position, distance of move, and size of household.

Payment Method:

Employees who receive moving/relocation assistance as part of their offer of employment shall receive this assistance in the form of a moving allowance payable in their first regular paycheck.  Consistent with IRS guidelines, this allowance will be considered taxable income.

Exceptions to this policy may be approved, in advance, by the president or his/her designee.