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Layoffs: Supervisor Checklist

UC San Diego supervisors, make sure you've addressed all the items in this checklist if a layoff/reduction in time (RIT) is necessary in your department.

Consider all cost-saving measures

  • Look for alternative ways to trim the budget.
  • Consider moving qualified employees from less-essential positions to existing vacancies in your department.
  • Clearly identify your department goals, then match them with staffing requirements.
  • For more detailed information, see How to Initiate a Layoff or Reduction in Time.

Contact your department business office

  • Inform your department business office that you are planning to initiate a layoff or reduction in time.
  • Do not inform any employees at this time.

Consult with Employee Relations

As soon as your department realizes a need to reduce staff, contact your Employee Relations representative.

Read through resources available to employees who will be notified of layoff/RIT

Carefully follow all the steps in the layoff process

Become familiar with preferential rehire and recall procedures

If you have questions, contact Employee Relations, (858) 534-4115.
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.