Terminating Professional and Administrative Employees due to Program Curtailment
For early termination of P&A employees for reason of program curtailment, terminations must follow seniority within job classification series (e.g., librarian series), if one exists. Continuous academic professional appointments will have the most seniority, except where program needs for particular expertise within the operational unit dictate other more appropriate considerations or where funding sources dictate considerations that cannot be set aside.
Responsible administrators will obtain from the senior leader of the campus, college, or administrative unit and the VPHR final approval to terminate appointments for reason of program curtailment. Responsible administrators will provide written notice of termination to affected P&A employees. For eligible P&A employees, the terms of the termination will be written in compliance with the notice requirement set forth in the Administrative Policy: Non-Renewal of Appointment for Academic Professional and Administrative Employees, unless there are compelling reasons to the contrary. If compliance to the notice requirement is not viable, reasonable notice is to be provided.