POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #14:
An employee who is relocating to a new commuting area must establish a temporary or permanent residence before s/he is eligible for a payment of a relocation incentive. Neither OPM's regulations or guidance nor GSA's Federal Travel Regulation address this issue. DOE guidance is as follows. This guidance will be incorporated in the DOE Handbook on Recruitment and Retention Incentives as an appendix during the next update.