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How to Use Preferential Rehire Status (Layoff)

If you are a UC San Diego employee who has been notified of layoff/reduction in time (RIT) and are eligible for preferential rehire, follow the steps below to exercise referral privileges using your preferential rehire status.

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1. Determine if you are eligible for preferential rehire.

Meeting with Human Resources is an opportunity to ask questions about early referral, preference rights, future opportunities, and policy.

  • After you have been notified of layoff, you may contact Human Resources, (858) 534-6333 or Health Sciences Human Resources, (619) 543-7585, to find out which recruitment specialist to contact with questions.
  • Review Layoff Preference and Recall.

2. Create or update your online resume and submit it electronically.

  • Go to UCSD Jobs.
  • Click My Profile to create, update, or review your resume.
  • Make sure your resume reflects all your experience, skills, and training:
    • Summarize your work duties for each job you have worked.
    • Include specifics (e.g., software you have used).

3. Apply for specific vacancies.

If you apply for a position without preference, your application will be considered with all other applicants'.

  • Review the UCSD Job Bulletin.
  • When you find a job that you would like to apply for, note the instructions at the top of the page, where you'll find the preferential hiring deadline.

4. Understand what happens after you apply with preference.

  • A recruitment specialist reviews your resume. If you're eligible to be referred with preference and you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, then your resume is forwarded to the hiring supervisor with preference.
  • The hiring supervisor further reviews your qualifications and may schedule an interview with you.
    • If you are hired, you may work in a trial employment period of 6 months.
    • If you are not hired, the department you interviewed with will notify you. (If you need further clarification about the decision, contact your recruitment specialist.)

5. Explore UCSD's career development resources during your job search.

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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.