The moving benefits are different depending on whether your position is temporary or permanent.
(e.g., NRAO staff): Typically NRAO contracts with Lawrence Transportation to do the move for the new NAASC
employees. Your contract will state how much material can be moved (typically 10,000 lbs). They will even transport your car for you if necessary but the weight of the car is included in the weight limit. Scott German is typically the coordinator for the move from Lawrence Transportation who contract with United Van Lines. Ted Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org
) is the local NRAO contact person. A few days before the scheduled date of your move, you will get a standard packet of information on how to prepare for the movers. In general they do not want you to pack anything for insurance reasons. The movers will essentially pack (overpack really) and move everything for you. They will not unpack things on the Charlottesville end so get ready to drown in boxes and paper! In addition to the move, the usual NRAO benefits for permanent employees covers 3 months of storage and 2 months of rental expenses, if needed. Temporary positions
(e.g., postdocs): Your offer letter will note what type of benefits you have typically up to a certain amount. This would include all your moving, relocation costs which you pay upfront and get reimbursed later.