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Layoff Facts by PPSM and Collective Bargaining Agreements

Find out how many days of notice each UCSD bargaining unit requires for layoffs.

To link to a specific bargaining unit's contract, see Collective Bargaining Agreements.

RX | TX | EX | SX | NX | HX | CX | PPSM 

RX
Bargaining unit Research Support Professionals
Union UPTE-CWA
Notice requirements 60 calendar days if feasible; may pay up to 30 days of the 60 days notice period in lieu of notice
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years

10 years or more = 3 years
Recall Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years

10 years or more = 3 years
Severance Indefinite Layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; one week of salary for each full year of service from the most recent break in service up to 16 weeks of base pay; an employee with 5 or more years of service may elect reduced severance with preferential rehire and recall rights; an employee with 5 or more years of service receives 4 weeks or 20 workdays; an employee with 13 or more years of service receives 8 weeks or 40 workdays; an employee with less than 5 years of service receives no reduced severance. Employees who are laid off following a reduction in time that occurred within 60 calendar days of the layoff notice shall be eligible for severance, or reduced severance, on the basis of their percentage of appointment just prior to their reduction in time.

Indefinite reduction in time: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; employee receives severance pay for the percent of time reduced in accordance with payment schedule above.
Seniority Calculation Full time equivalent months or hours of University service; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; when employees have the same number of full time equivalent months or hours, the employee with the most recent date of appointment is the less senior
TX
Bargaining unit Technical Unit
Union UPTE-CWA
Notice requirements Same as RX
Preferential rehire Same as RX
Recall Same as RX
Severance Same as RX
Seniority Calculation Same as RX
EX
Bargaining unit Patient Care Technical
Union AFSCME
Notice requirements 30 calendar days if feasible; if less than 30 calendar days, maximum of 30 calendar days pay
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years

10 years or more = 3 years
Recall 3 years
Severance Indefinite layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; less than 5 years service = 2 weeks; 5 or more years = 5 weeks plus 1 week for each additional year up to a maximum of 16 weeks Employees who are laid off following a reduction in time that occurred within 60 calendar days of the layoff shall be eligible for severance, on the basis of their percentage of appointment just prior to their reduction in time.

Indefinite reduction in time: None
Seniority Calculation Most recent date of hire in a career position; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; when employees have the same date of hire, seniority determined according to alphabetical order of the last name
SX
Bargaining unit Service
Union AFSCME
Notice requirements 30 calendar days if feasible; if less than 30 calendar days, maximum of 30 calendar days pay
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year
5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years
10 years or more = 3 years
Recall 3 years
Severance Indefinite layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; less than 5 years service = 2 weeks; 5 or more years = 5 weeks plus 1 week for each additional year up to a maximum of 16 weeks Employees who are laid off following a reduction in time that occurred within 60 calendar days of the layoff shall be eligible for severance, on the basis of their percentage of appointment just prior to their reduction in time.

Indefinite reduction in time: None
Seniority Calculation Most recent date of hire in a career position; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; when employees have the same date of hire, seniority determined according to alphabetical order
NX
Bargaining unit Registered Nurses
Union CNA
Notice requirements 30 calendar days if feasible; if less than 15 calendar days notice is granted, maximum of 15 calendar days pay
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year
5 years or more = 2 years
Recall Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more = 2 years
Severance None
Seniority Calculation Most recent date of hire in a career position; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; if two or more nurses have the same hire date, the nurse with the lower number formed by the last four digits of his/her California registered nurse license number will be considered the most senior nurse
HX
Bargaining unit Residual Health Care Professionals
Union UPTE-CWA
Notice requirements 60 calendar days if feasible; may pay up to 30 days of the 60 days notice period in lieu of notice
Preferential rehire Less than 10 years = 1 year
10 years or more = 2 years
Recall Less than 5 years = 1 year
5 years or more = 2 years
Severance Indefinite layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; less than 5 years service = 2 weeks; 5 or more years = 5 weeks plus 1 week for each additional year up to a maximum of 16 weeks; an employee with 5 or more years of service may elect reduced severance with preferential rehire and recall rights; an employee with 5 or more years of service receives 4 weeks; an employee with 13 or more years of service receives 8 weeks; an employee with less than 5 years of service receives no reduced severance. Employees who are laid off following a reduction in time that occurred within 60 calendar days of the layoff notice shall be eligible for severance, or reduced severance, on the basis of their percentage of appointment just prior to their reduction in time.

Indefinite reduction in time: Employee may only elect severance pay for the percent of time reduced in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; employees with less than 5 years of service shall receive 2 weeks severance pay; employees with 5 or more years of service shall receive five 5 weeks severance pay, plus 1 week for each additional year of service, up to a maximum of 16 weeks.
Seniority Calculation Most recent date of hire in a career position; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; when employees have the same date of hire, seniority determined according to alphabetical order of the last name
CX
Bargaining unit Clerical and Allied Services
Union CUE
Notice requirements 60 calendar days if feasible; minimum 45 calendar days notice or pay in lieu of notice up to 45 days
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years

10 years or more = 3 years
Recall 3 years
Severance Indefinite layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; one week of salary for each full year of service from the most recent break in service up to a maximum of 16 weeks of base pay. Employees who are laid off following a reduction in time that occurred within 60 calendar days of the layoff notice shall be eligible for severance on the basis of their percentage of appointment just prior to their reduction in time.

Indefinite reduction in time: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; employee receives severance pay for the percentage of time reduced in accordance with payment schedule above.
Seniority Calculation Full time equivalent months or hours of University service; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted; when employees have the same number of full time equivalent months or hours, the employee with the most recent date of appointment is the less senior
PPSM
Bargaining unit N/A
Union N/A
Notice requirements 30 calendar days notice or pay in lieu of 30 calendar days notice
Preferential rehire Less than 5 years = 1 year

5 years or more but less than 10 years = 2 years

10 years or more = 3 years
Recall 3 years
Severance Indefinite layoff: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; employee receives one week or 5 workdays of severance for each full year of service from the most recent break in service up to a maximum of 16 weeks of base pay.

Indefinite reduction in time: Employee may elect severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights; employee receives severance pay for the percentage of time reduced in accordance with payment scheduled above.
Seniority Calculation Full time equivalent months or hours of University service; employment prior to a break in service shall not be counted