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University Human Resources


Reduction in Force

Indiana University aspires to provide stable, long-term employment. However, sometimes reducing the workforce is necessary. This happens when shortages of work or funds occur or when programs and needs change. Frequently, the university can make these personnel reductions through routine attrition such as retirement, promotion, and transfers.

If layoffs are necessary, IU follows an established policy that considers your length of service and your qualifications to perform available work. If you receive notice of a layoff please contact Human Resources immediately to discuss the Reduction in Force policy and employment opportunities.

Separation from the University

For voluntary separation, you are expected to give an advance notice of at least two weeks; for involuntary separation, the university determines the amount of notice you receive.

Staff employees may be eligible to receive separation pay for certain accrued holidays and time off when separating employment from the university. See the specific time off policy for details.




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Page updated: December 2012
Contact Employee Relations: • 812-856-6047

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

The Annual Security Reports, containing policy statements and crime statistics for Indiana University campuses, are available through Public Safety and the IU Police Department web sites at protect.iu.edu/police-safety/annual-reports/index.html. A paper copy will be provided upon request from Public Safety at .