Review and Approval Process
Indiana University intends for ERIP separations to achieve specific institutional objectives:
- Reduction in salary/wage and benefit costs
- Redirecting positions to focus on higher priorities
Voluntary separations under the ERIP are also to avoid or minimize future involuntary terminations due to reductions in personnel. As such, Indiana University would like to allow as many eligible employees to participate in the ERIP as possible. However, Indiana University reserves the right to deny participation to eligible employees if it is determined that an application does not meet the above institutional objectives.
ERIP applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- If the employee’s separation and the unit’s subsequent actions will meet institutional objectives
- The position’s funding source
Reviews and approvals will be completed by mid-June 2011 at which time applicants will be notified whether or not their application has been approved. IU cannot guarantee that every application to participate in the ERIP will be approved.
University Human Resources will first review the ERIP application to confirm the employee’s eligibility to participate.
ERIP applications require the following approvals:
|Initial Reviewer||2nd Level Reviewer||Final Reviewer|
|Regional Campus||Chancellor||VP for Regional Affairs||President’s Office|
|IUB or IUPUI Campus||RC Head (e.g. Dean)||Provost/Chancellor||President’s Office|
|UA units and IU School of Medicine||Vice President||n/a||President’s Office|
If the Initial Reviewer approves the application, then he or she is responsible for providing a statement demonstrating how the ERIP separation will meet the above institutional objectives, including a statement explaining how any planned replacement will also meet those objectives. Any reviewer may deny the ERIP application.
If the Initial Reviewer disapproves the ERIP application, the employee may request reconsideration by that reviewer, who may approve the ERIP application or uphold the initial decision. There is no further consideration if the Initial Reviewer upholds the initial decision.
Final approval of the ERIP application is required by the President's Office.
Participation in the ERIP is not a right. The University may reject an ERIP application if, in its sole and absolute discretion, it is deemed not to be in the best interest of the University.
Indiana University will not engage in discrimination against any person because of age, color,
disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, and will comply with all federal and state
nondiscrimination, equal employment, and affirmative action laws and regulations.