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Layoffs

    • Last Updated: 03/16/2016
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    Policy Statement

    Refer to the Policy Procedures section.

    Procedures

    LAYOFF: There are times when it becomes necessary to reduce the overall University work force, abolish specific positions, or release personnel in a department or unit because of a lack of funds, cancellation of a program, or other sound reasons. In such cases, the department head must contact the Human Resources Office of Faculty and Staff Relations for a consultation and to obtain the Reorganization & Reduction in Force (RRIF) Request Form.

    All approval actions should be completed early enough to allow as much work notice to the affected employee as possible before actual termination (at least sixty (60) preferably ninety (90) days prior to the effective date).

    Employees who are laid off have the right, upon written request within twenty (20) days from the date of the final decision to apply to the Board of Regents for a review of the President's decision in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws of the Board.

    The Faculty and Staff Separation Checklist must be completed.

    Forms/Instructions

    Faculty/Staff Separation Checklist: http://www.busfin.uga.edu/forms/fac_staff_sep_cklst.pdf

    Responsibilities

    Responsible University Senior Administrator:  Vice President for Finance & Administration

    Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Human Resources

    Policy Owner: hrweb@uga.edu

    Policy Contact: Sige Burden

    Phone Number: 706-542-9231