Effective 9/1/11, all employees of State and local government, including local Boards of Education, must reside in the State of NJ, unless exempted under law. If you already work for State or local government as of 9/1/11, and you do not live in NJ, you are not required to move to NJ if there is no more than a seven day break in employment. However, if you begin your position or employment on 9/1/11 or later, you must reside in NJ. If you do not reside in NJ, you have one year after the date you take your position or employment to relocate your residence to NJ. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your position or employment.