Fiscal Operations Manual
Section 415: Relocation and Moving
Effective: 02/01/1982
Revised: 01/23/2015

Temporary living expenses are those incurred after the employee’s start date as a result of a temporary living arrangement prior to a permanent home being secured.

See FIS 415-04 Reimbursements for rates and receipt requirements.  All temporary living expenses are taxable to the employee.

Allowable temporary living expenses include:

  • Meals: reimbursed at OSU moving per diem rate, up to 45 days of meal and incidental expenses for the employee and any household members.
  • Lodging: reimbursed up to OSU moving per diem rate, up to 45 days of lodging expenses for the employee and any household members.
    • Commercial Lodging – reimbursed at actual cost up to OSU moving per diem, based on lodging receipts
    • Rental Property – Rental fee is prorated on an average daily amount over the 45 day timeframe.