It's never easy for anyone to lose a job. And as managers we have the added responsibility to understand the process so that we can support our employees through this difficult transition.
The university may implement a reduction in force for one or more of the following four reasons:
- Work shortage
- Loss of funding
The university will also determine the following prior to developing the reduction in force plan and, as managers, many of us may have a key role in the decision making of these items and in properly communicating the information. The items include:
- What is the reason(s) for the reduction in force?
- What area(s) of the university are to be impacted by the reduction in force [Competitive Area(s)]?
- What State class title(s) within the competitive area(s) are to be affected [Competitive Group(s)]?
- How many positions in each State class title(s) are to be eliminated?
For additional information about reduction in force, please refer to the Reduction in Force policy HR 1.45 [pdf].