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Types of Layoffs/ Reductions in Time

Find out about the different types of layoffs and reductions in time at UCSD.

The term "layoff" at UCSD applies to career positions only and includes two types of layoffs:

  • Reduction in time (RIT): A career employee's appointment percentage is reduced.
  • Layoff: A career employee's position is eliminated.
A reduction in time or layoff can be further defined as temporary or indefinite:
  • In a temporary layoff/RIT:
    • Only career employees are affected.
    • The layoff/RIT period is less than four calendar months (120 days).
    • The employee receives a written notice stating the effective date and expected duration.
    • When possible, the written notice is issued at least 15 days before the effective date. (This time period varies by PPSM and/or collective bargaining agreements.
    • Preferential rehire rights do not apply.
  • In an indefinite layoff/RIT:
    • Only career employees are affected.
    • The layoff/RIT period is more than four calendar months (120 days).
    • The employee has rights to recall, preferential rehire, and/or severance options.
    • For further clarification, please see the PPSM and/or the Employment Layoff FAQ page.
If you have questions, please 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.