Layoff/ Reduction in Time: Overview (Supervisors)

If layoff or reduction in time (RIT) becomes necessary in your department, it can be a difficult time for you, affected employees, and remaining employees. The information below can serve as a guide to help you navigate the layoff as smoothly as possible for all concerned.

Layoff/RIT can be due to a lack of funding, lack of work, or department reorganization. The term "layoff" includes "reduction in time."

As soon as you determine that layoff/RIT is necessary, contact your Employee Relations Consultant, who will work with you throughout the process.

Your department has specific responsibilities in a layoff/RIT situation:

  • Determine the need for layoff/RIT for employees in career positions.
  • Determine the job classifications affected.
  • Coordinate all actions with your Employee Relations Consultant.
  • Review - How to Initiate a Layoff or Reduction in Time.
  • Review layoff article of applicable policy/collective bargaining agreement.

If you have questions, please contact Employee and Labor Relations, 530-754-8892.