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§ 599.719.1. Reimbursement for Moving Household Effects - Excluded Employees.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 2. Administration
Division 1. Administrative Personnel
Chapter 3. Department of Human Resources
Subchapter 1. General Civil Service Rules
Article 7. Moving and Relocation Expenses
2 CCR § 599.719.1
§ 599.719.1. Reimbursement for Moving Household Effects - Excluded Employees.
Reimbursement shall be allowed for the cost of moving an employee's effects either via commercial household goods carrier or by the employee. Reimbursements under this regulation shall not exceed the cost of moving the employee's household goods from the old residence to the new headquarters plus 50 miles unless the appointing authority determines that a longer move is in the best interest of the state. Any additional expense associated with an interstate or inter-country move shall be approved in advance by the appointing power. No reimbursement will be allowed for the hiring of casual labor.
(a) When the employee retains a commercial mover, reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred by a commercial mover under this article for the packing, insurance, one pickup, transportation, storage-in-transit (not including warehouse handling charges except when required by interstate tariffs), one delivery, unpacking, and installation at the new location of an employee's household effects shall be allowed subject to the following:
(1) Weight of household effects for which expenses may be reimbursed shall not exceed 5,000 kilograms (11,000 pounds).
(2) Duration of storage-in-transit for which charges may be reimbursed shall not exceed 60 calendar days unless a longer period of storage is approved in advance by the appointing authority based on hardship to the employee.
(3) Rates at which reimbursement is allowed shall not exceed the minimum rates, at the minimum declared valuation, established by the California Public Utilities Commission for household goods carriers, unless a higher rate is approved by the Department of General Services.
(4) Cost of insurance for which reimbursement is allowed shall not exceed the cost of insurance coverage at $2 valuation for each pound of household effects shipped by household goods carrier.
(5) Claims for exceptions to the 11,000 pounds statutory limit will be considered by the appointing authority, up to a maximum of 23,000 pounds, only when it has been determined that every reasonable effort had been made to conform to the limit. Exceptions to the number of pick-ups and deliveries may be made by the appointing authority when it is reasonably necessary and in the best interest of the state.
(b) When the employee does not retain a commercial mover, reimbursement shall be allowed as follows for expenses related to the movement by the employee of his/her household effects in a truck or trailer.
(1) Rental of a truck or trailer from a commercial establishment. When not included in the truck rental rate, the cost of gasoline, rental of a furniture dolly, packing cartons and protective pads will be reimbursed. If the total costs exceed $1,000 the claim must be accompanied by at least one written commercial rate quote. Reimbursement will be made at the rate (including gasoline) which results in the lowest cost; or
(2) Mileage reimbursement at the rates provided in section 599.631(a) or 599.631(b) of these regulations for noncommercial privately-owned motor vehicles used in transporting the employee's household effects.
(3) Reimbursement for more than one trip by the method described in subsection (b)(1) or (2) above may be allowed if the employee's agency has determined that the total cost would be less than the cost of movement by a commercial household goods carrier.
(c) If household goods are moved exclusively in the employee's personal vehicle, reimbursement for mileage may be claimed at the state mileage rate. No other mileage or moving expense shall be allowed.
(d) All claims for the reimbursement of the movement of household goods require receipts. Unless an exception is granted by the appointing authority, claims shall be submitted no later than 2 years and 60 days from the effective date of appointment or 15 days prior to voluntary separation, whichever is first.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 18502, 19815.4(d) and 19820, Government Code. Reference: Section 19841, Government Code.
1. New section filed 12-27-95; operative 1-1-96. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section 3539.5 (Register 95, No. 52).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending section and Note filed 10-13-2014 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2014, No. 42).
This database is current through 5/6/22 Register 2022, No. 18
2 CCR § 599.719.1, 2 CA ADC § 599.719.1
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