It is the policy of the university to provide stable employment to its employees. However, conditions that necessitate a reduction in the university's work force may arise. The need for personnel reduction because of reorganization, lack of work, lack of funds, or the abolishment or reduction of an activity as implemented by the budget unit head or dean will be reviewed and approved by the appropriate provost or vice president.
Managers should follow the steps on this page to prepare for and conduct reductions in force (RIF). Review the RIF Flowchart for an overview of the process on the first tab below.