HR Working Guide
Working Guide - If You Leave the University
Summary: Any employee voluntarily leaving the University can provide information regarding his or her work experience via an exit interview. To schedule an exit interview, call the Office of Human Resources at x5-7045.
Layoff and Recall
Policy Summary: Layoffs can occur as a response to the need to reduce the number of employees because of lack of work or funds. Those employees on indefinite layoff (4 -12 months) who have one or more years of continuous service will be eligible for severance pay; those on temporary layoff (less than 4 months) will not be eligible for severance pay. Recalls will be in reverse order of layoff, provided the employee to be recalled has the ability to perform the duties involved. Those employees on layoff for more than one year will be terminated.
See Policy 354
Resignation - Termination
Policy Summary: Hourly paid, nonexempt employees are expected to provide at least 2 weeks’ separation notice. Salaried and hourly paid exempt employees are expected to provide notice at least 30 calendar days prior to the last working day. If the University terminates an individual for reasons other than serious misconduct, 2 weeks’ notice may be provided to hourly paid (nonexempt) employees and 30 calendar days notice to salaried and hourly paid exempt employees, depending on the circumstances.
See Policy 136
Policy Summary: The University of Rochester is a covered employer under the New York State Unemployment Insurance Law. Faculty and staff may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance compensation when their employment at the University is terminated under circumstances which meet the eligibility criteria established by the law and the applicable regulations of the New York State Department of Labor. The New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division determines if a claimant qualifies for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
See Policy 273