SPP 1010: Termination of University Staff Employment
To describe the ways university staff employment may end
Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual - 6–510
Nothing stated in policy or verbally by any supervisor is intended to create an employment contract or to modify the at-will employment status.
As at-will employees, university staff and non-faculty administrators may voluntarily terminate their employment at any time and for any reason. Reasons may include resignation for personal or other reasons or retirement.
ASU may also terminate the employment of university staff and non-faculty administrators at any time and for any reason except an unlawful one. Positions filled subject to grant funding or other special funding will terminate when funds are no longer available. Regardless of reason(s), all involuntary terminations must be approved by the Office of Human Resources and the unit’s dean or vice president.
Prior to terminating a university staff or non-faculty administrator, department management must consult the Office of Human Resources (OHR) Partners Group.
The termination should be communicated to an employee verbally and in writing. Because employment is at will, university staff and non-faculty administrators are not provided a reason for termination. Department leadership is strongly advised to request assistance from OHR in composing the letter of termination.
Involuntary terminations that occur as a result of the elimination of the position for budgetary or reorganization purposes are subject to the notice provisions of SPP 216, “Layoff for University Staff.”
For further information, refer to SPP 216, “Layoff for University Staff.”
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