Policy No. A. 8.00

Date of Issue 7/2/2014

The university is an employer-at-will and as such employees may leave the university’s employ at any time. Likewise, the university may terminate employment of staff at any time.


Voluntary Separations

  1. Employees are encouraged to give at least two weeks’ notice upon submitting a voluntary resignation.
  2. Employees may not extend the resignation date beyond the last day worked by drawing down accrued vacation as part of notice. Accrued but unused vacation is paid out in a lump sum no later than the next regular payroll cycle.
  3. Employees will be scheduled for an exit interview with Human Resources to receive information about final payout, benefits and other relevant information.


Involuntary Separations

Recommendations for involuntary separations must be approved by the appropriate department head, vice president or dean and be reviewed, whether involving full-time, part-time, probationary or temporary employees, by the Vice President of Human Resources, in consultation with the General Counsel, before the action is taken. In the event of a reduction in force, notice and/or wages in lieu of notice may be considered.

Union employees are governed by the applicable provisions of the appropriate labor agreement.


Rehire Eligibility

  1. Employees who voluntarily leave the university may be considered for re-hire. Employees who are hired within 30 days of the termination date will maintain benefit levels as though there was no break in service.
  2. In general, employees discharged for cause are not eligible for rehire at the university. Exceptions must be reviewed by the Vice President of Human Resources.


Employment Verification

All inquiries concerning verification of and references regarding former employment must be referred to Human Resources.