New Faculty may be paid an optional one time initial employment allowance or FIE.

  • The amount of this payment will be specified in the offer letter and cannot exceed one twelfth of the employee’s base salary unless approved by the President or Senior Vice President of Finance. It does not include stipend earnings.
  • The employee will not be eligible for reimbursement for moving, relocation or other expenses in connection with the beginning of employment.
  • If the employee leaves employment voluntarily within the first twelve months, this allowance must be repaid in full.

FIE contracts may not be paid with state funds.