August 5, 2011
The University is proposing to revise the systemwide layoff policy for staff employees - Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM 60) - Layoff and Reduction in Time from Professional and Support Staff Career Positions.
The proposed policy changes include:
. Campuses may choose to provide employees subject to indefinite layoff or indefinite reduction in time with either severance pay or the option to elect rights to recall and preference for reemployment in lieu of severance pay
. Identifying severance pay as the default
. Criteria when determining order of layoff must include relevant skills, knowledge and abilities, documented performance and length of service
. Employees may waive their seniority in order to be designated for layoff
For more information, employees can refer to the frequently asked questions about the proposed changes, along with a copy of the proposed policy itself, on the At Your Service website:
Click on "Proposed Policies and Programs" and then click on "Proposed Revisions to Staff Policies."
Employees who would like to comment on the proposed revisions should
e-mail their comments by August 19, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.