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					       ACME



   RELOCATION POLICY


  PERMANENT TRANSFER



NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL
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                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1.        RELOCATION POLICY

2.        TRAVEL
          2.1 Travel Within New Zealand
          2.2 International Travel
          2.3 Destination

3.        TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION
          3.1 International Transit
          3.2 Domestic Transit
          3.3 Destination

4.        REAL ESTATE
          4.1  Real Estate Sales
          4.2  Property Disposal
          4.3  Real Estate Purchase

5.        RENTAL HOUSING
          5.1 Rental At Origin Location
          5.2 Rental At Destination Location
          5.3 Rental Of Employee’s Family Dwelling

6.        REMOVALS
          6.1 International Removals
          6.2 National Removals
          6.3 Excess to Allowance
          6.4 Pro Rata Refunds

7.        STORAGE
          7.1 International Relocation
          7.2 National Relocations

8.        MARINE AND TRANSIT INSURANCE

9.        TRAVEL AND BAGGAGE INSURANCE
          9.1 Exceptions

10.       SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
          10.1 Preview Visit
          10.2 Settlement Services

11.       PETS

12.       EXCLUSIONS

13.       CUSTOMS IMPORT DUTIES


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14.   REIMBURSEMENTS
      14.1 Expenses Charged Directly To ACME
      14.2 Expenses Met By Transferee
      14.3 Other

15.   ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE

16.   MISCELLANEOUS




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1.   RELOCATION POLICY

      Introduction

       When a planned relocation includes employees (and their family)
       transferring to a new location at ACME’s request, and such a
       transfer involves a change of residence, ACME will pay reasonable
       costs associated with the transfer.

      Purpose

       Relocation Policy is intended to ensure that employee transfers are
       completed on a consistent and fair basis, and are cost effective while
       ensuring minimal disruption to employees and their families.

      Scope

       This Relocation Policy is applicable to relocations either into, within
       or out of New Zealand and/or Australia.

       ACME’s financial responsibilities is limited to the subjects covered by
       this document. special circumstances however will be considered at
       the discretion of the General Manager, Human Resources.

      Eligibility

       “Standard Relocations” are defined as relocations recommended
       and initiated by ACME for business reasons.

       “Voluntary Relocations” are defined as voluntary internal or external
       applications by an individual for a position at another location.

       Relocation Policy is generally applicable to standard relocations. In
       the case of a voluntary relocation, ACME is not obliged to provide
       assistance, however, assistance may be provided on a case by case
       basis at the discretion of ACME.

       Entitlements described in this document are applicable to:

           Current employees on transfer
           New employees relocating permanently

       In some instances a maximum dollar expenditure may be nominated
       relative to an individual employee’s relocation expenses. In these
       circumstances the overall entitlement will be governed by either the
       maximum expenditure nominated or the cost of the entitlements
       received whichever is the lesser.

       “Family” is defined as the employee, their partner and dependants.



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2.   TRAVEL

     ACME will pay reasonable travel expenses for employees and their
     family.


     2.1 Travel Within New Zealand

        When relocation from one domestic location to another ACME will
        reimburse mileage expenses for a maximum of 2 vehicles at a rate
        of 0.55c per km plus Inter-island ferry costs (if applicable) within
        New Zealand.

        Alternatively

        Thrifty air travel may be utilised when necessary.


     2.2 International Travel

        When moving internationally from one location to another, ACME
        may/will provide standard class fares from door to door by the most
        logical route.


     2.3 Travel Home

        If ACME request an employee relocates to their new location prior
        to the sale of their family home, ACME may/will reimburse the cost
        of commuting home for a reasonable duration provided their
        partner and/or dependants remain at the old location. Mileage may
        be claimed at the current rate of 0.55 cents per kilometer. All air
        travel must be economy class or thrifty where possible.


3.   TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION

     3.1 International Transit

        When moving internationally employees are entitled to a maximum
        of 2 days transit hotel accommodation and meal expenses either
        prior to or during the journey.




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     3.2 Domestic Transit

        When moving within New Zealand employees are entitled to
        reasonable accommodation costs for a maximum of two days
        either before the journey commences and/or during the journey.


     3.3 Destination

          ACME’s goal is to achieve full settlement at the destination
           location within a reasonable timeframe.
          ACME will pay for up to 28 days suitable accommodation at the
           eventual destination for employees moving internationally or
           employees moving within New Zealand or Australia who are
           purchasing a home.
          Employees moving within New Zealand or Australia who are
           renting a home or alternatively have already purchased at the
           destination are entitled to a maximum of 14 days suitable
           accommodation.
          ACME will reimburse reasonable meal expenses for the first
           and last nights of company paid temporary accommodation.
          Employees are responsible for all telephone and meal
           expenses incurred whilst residing in company arranged
           accommodation.
          Normal commuting expenses while in arranged
           accommodation are the responsibility of the employee.

4.   REAL ESTATE

     4.1 Real Estate Sale

          For current employees ACME may/will reimburse real estate
           agents fees for the sale of an “owner occupied family dwelling”
           at the origin location.
          ACME may/will reimburse property auction fees including
           advertising fees by arrangement with the employee and at the
           discretion of the General Manager Human Resources.
          ACME may/will reimburse legal fees for the sale of an “owner
           occupied family dwelling” at the origin location.

     4.2 Property Disposal

          To ensure ACME’s costs are not increased while an employee
           is selling their home, ACME may request a registered valuation
           and Realtor Property Report to determine that the property is
           listed at a realistic price. ACME’s philosophy is to



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             provide real estate assistance to employees on a fair and
             reasonable basis.
           If a home is still on the market after 2 months, an appropriate
            course of action will be discussed by the General Manager,
            Human Resources and the Employee.

     4.3 Real Estate Purchase

           ACME may/will reimburse legal fees for the purchase of an
            “owner occupied family dwelling” at destination.
           ACME may/will reimburse costs associated with a registered
            valuation to a maximum total value of $400.
           ACME may/will reimburse home loan establishment fees
            provided an attempt has been made to negotiate a no cost
            transaction with the chosen funding agency.
           Reimbursements relating to real estate purchase are valid for a
            maximum of 3 months from the date of an employee’s arrival at
            the destination location.

5.   RENTAL HOUSING

     5.1 Rental At Origin Location

          If an employee is renting at the origin location and the lease has a
          period to run, ACME will not be responsible for any penalties or
          losses.

     5.2 Rental At Destination Location

          Employees are responsible for paying the bond on any rental
          property, rental accommodation finders fees will be reimbursed
          by ACME.

     5.3 Rental Of Employee’s Family Dwelling

          ACME will not meet the cost of managing or leasing an
          employee’s home throughout a tenure at another location.

6.   REMOVALS

     ACME will pay the expenses of packing, uplift, linehaul, seafreight and
     delivery of household goods and personal effects from origin to the
     destination location. Exclusions and special conditions are identifid in
     clauses 11, 14 and 15.




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                       ACME’s Preferred Removalist is:

                               ABC MOVERS

ACME will contact ABC Movers to initiate quotations for employees requiring
the transportation of household goods and personal effects. A second
quotation may also be sourced by ACME in association with the Employee.


      6.1     International Removals

              When moving from or to an overseas location, ACME will pay
              verified costs for normal household goods and personal effects
              within the following volumetric limits:

     Single                          *       The actual nett volume of goods will not
                                             Exceed 12 cubic metres, or 2966lbs,
                                             whichever is the lesser.
     Accompanied by partner          *       The actual nett volume of goods will not
                                             exceed 16 cubic metres, or 3954lbs,
                                             whichever is the lesser.
     Accompanied by partner          *       The maximum volumetric entitlement is 30
     and dependants                          cubic metres, or 7415lbs, or one twenty foot
                                             shipping container, whichever is the lesser


     An airfreight allowance may be provided in special circumstances or for
     employees moving to furnished accommodation.

      6.2 National Removals

            When moving from one domestic location to another ACME will
            pay verified costs for approved household goods and personal
            effects.


      6.3 Excess to Allowance

            ACME will not take responsibility for relocation costs incurred by
            employees having in excess of their designated allowances. Any
            special considerations will be at the discretion of the General
            Manager, Human Resources.

      6.4 Pro Rata Refunds

            Employees giving notice before the completion of an agreed term
            of service may be required to refund a pro rata portion of the
            amount paid by ACME. This will be determined by the General
            Manager, Human Resources.




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7.   STORAGE

     7.1 International Relocation

          When moving to or from one international location to another,
          ACME may/will pay for up to 28 days transit storage expenses at
          the destination location if required.

     7.2 National Relocation

          When moving from one domestic location to another and
          purchasing a home at the destination location, ACME may/will pay
          for up to 28 days transit storage expenses at the destination
          location if required.
          Alternatively
          If a home has already been purchased or the employee is renting
          at the destination location, ACME may/will pay for a maximum of
          14 days transit storage expenses at the destination location if
          required.

8.   MARINE AND TRANSIT INSURANCE

     Relocating employees’ household goods and personal effects will be
     insured by ACME on a “door to door professionally packed basis” whilst
     in storage at ACME’s expenses, or in the process of being transported.

     It is the employee’s responsibility to determine the correct value of their
     consignment and lodge the necessary documentation with ACME prior
     to departure.

9.   TRAVEL AND BAGGAGE INSURANCE

     ACME will provide travel and baggage insurance for employees,
     partners and dependants relocating internationally. Employees are
     responsible for ensuring they have taken adequate cover and for
     lodging all necessary documentation with the approved insurers at
     least 7 days prior to departure.

     9.1 Exceptions

          ACME will not reimburse costs associated with medical and
          dental examinations or premiums associated with pre existing
          medical conditions unless special arrangements have been made
          with the General Manager Human Resources.




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10.         SETTLEMENT PROGRAMME

      10.1 Preview Visit

                In some circumstances a Preview Visit to the new location for
                the employee and their partner may be made available prior to
                the employee accepting the position under offer. This is to
                enable evaluation of schools, real estate and other relocation
                issues.

            The following expenses may/will be reimbursed:

                economy or thrifty return air fare for employee and partner, or
                mileage at 0.55 cents per kilometer (within New Zealand)
                two nights accommodation
                reasonable meal costs excluding lunch
                an arranged itinerary and escorted tour of pre determined
                 areas of interest to a maximum duration of 6 hours in total
                 (major metropolitan areas only)

      10.2 Settlement Services

                To assist employees and their families settle into their new
                location selected Settlement Services may be/are available.
                These include:

               Welcome kit
               Orientation tour
               Home Search
               Education Consultation

Settlement Services are recommended in major metropolitan areas only and
are planned by ACME in consultation with the employee to ensure needs are
established and met.

The following entitlements are available

         Family Programme               *        (3 or more persons)
                                                 A maximum of 26 hours     assistance
                                                 available to employees     relocating
                                                 Internationally
                                        *        A Maximum of 18 hours     assistance
                                                 available to employees     relocating
                                                 Nationally
         Basic Programme                *        (max 2 persons)
                                                 A maximum of 20 hours     assistance
                                                 available for employees    relocating
                                                 Internationally
                                        *        A maximum of 14 hours     assistance
                                                 available for employees    relocating
                                                 Nationally
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11.   PETS

      ACME will pay reasonable expenses to assist employee’s relocate a
      family pet. For the purposes of this Relocation Policy, pets are defined
      as either cats or dogs.


12.   EXCLUSIONS

      ACME’s financial responsibility will not extend to the transportation,
      accommodation or storage of the following items:

         Motor vehicles of any kind
         Articles for private enterprise or resale
         Trailers, motorcycles, motorscooters, spare parts and accessories
         Boats, yachts, etc
         Wood, coal and other fuel
         Building materials
         Communication antennae
         Farm machinery
         Horses and other livestock

13.   CUSTOMS IMPORT DUTIES

      ACME will not be financial responsible for any form of customs import
      duty, agricultural and quarantine charges, demurrage, steamcleaning
      or other taxes.

14.   REIMBURSEMENTS

      All approved reimbursements and relocation expenses will be paid by
      ACME. Approved reimbursements fall into 3 categories each of which
      has a straightforward process.

      14.1 Expenses Charged Directly To ACME

             Suppliers are requested to submit tax invoices to ACME.
             Invoices should include the name of the employee. Payment will
             be made directly to the supplier by ACME.

      14.2    Expenses Met By Transferee

             Employees by necessity may meet some approved expenses
             themselves. Within 3 months of arrival at the new location the
             employee is to submit an Expense Claim to ACME.




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            All claims received by ACME by calendar month end will be
             reimbursed by the 20th of the following month
            An exception will be Real Estate commission fees traditionally
             taken from the purchasers deposit.
            Commission statements detailing payments made can be
             forwarded to ACME immediately and will be reimbursed within
             5 business days of receipt.

            Other approved allowances as determined by ACME and within
            the parameters of the overall relocation expenditure.

15.   ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE

      In specific circumstances an additional allowance may be negotiated
      with the Employee to assist in meeting relocation costs which are
      incurred when relocating and not reimbursed elsewhere in this policy.

16.   MISCELLANEOUS

      The reasonable cost of household cleaning services at the origin
      location may be met by ACME.

      All landscaping, gardening, lawn mowing and rubbish collection
      services undertaken are the responsibility of the Employee.

      ACME will reimburse expenses incurred by employees moving
      internationally that relate to permanent residency application and
      residency fees.

      Quotations supplied to ACME for the transportation of household goods
      and personal effects are based upon the original inventory prepared by
      the removalist. ACME will not accept charges for additional effects
      added to a consignment after the acceptance of a quotation.

      Any special considerations, or conditions requested by an employee
      that fall outside this policy must be applied for and require the written
      authorisation of the General Manager, Human Resources.
      Applications for special consideration must be received 14 days prior to
      the packing of an employee’s effects at the origin location.




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