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Unauthorized Charges


The following are not authorized in connection with a contract move:

  • Ammunition, chemicals, explosives, flammable products, non-household items, living plants, perishables, firewood, decorative stones, building materials, pets, items of extraordinary value (currency, jewelry, art, stocks, bonds, etc.), or any items not normally required in a household.
  • Exclusive use of a moving van unless single shipment requires total van capacity or any specially expedited service.
  • Scheduling services requiring carrier to incur overtime charges including Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays and/or before 8:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
  • Readjustment or color restoration of television sets unless damage was caused by the carrier in mishandling or negligence.
  • Costs for shipment of any restricted items.
  • Maid service after unpacking at the destination is excluded. Any charges for cleaning the residence in connection with the move is not authorized.
  • Travel, means, and lodging to search for new residence and/or temporary living expenses are not paid by the University. Storage in transit may be paid only if included in the approval process.
  • Movement and boarding of live animals; this shall also include feed and bedding.
  • Moves whose weight exceeds 15,000 lbs. are not authorized without prior VP approval.
  • Payment for insurance is not authorized beyond the free limit provided by the carrier.