Funding-Contingent Career Faculty Layoff Guidance

This process is to be used for all represented funding-contingent career faculty layoffs following July 1, 2021. Please address any questions regarding this process to uoelr@uoregon.edu.

Note: This process does not apply to non-funding-contingent Career Faculty. That process can be found on the Career Faculty Layoff Guidance page.


The following is guidance for completing the layoff process for a represented funding-contingent Career Faculty member. Units may not provide layoff notice without first receiving approval through this process.

Process Overview

  1. Unit submits funding-contingent layoff request for review;
  2. Layoff request reviewed by VPRI (or equivalent) and ELR, the unit is then informed of the review decision;
  3. Unit issues layoff notice letter to the impacted faculty member and to HR Operations.

Sep 1. Career Faculty Layoff Approval Request Form (funding-contingent)

To obtain approval for a funding-contingent career faculty layoff, units need to submit a completed copy of the Funding-Contingent Career Faculty Layoff Notice template to uoelr@uoregon.edu and vpri@uoregon.edu (or equivalent for non-research funding-contingent faculty), requesting approval for the layoff. The completed template requires units to specify the CBA allowable rationale for the layoff and specify the appropriate notice period. Layoffs for performance reasons must also include indication that the performance improvement progression has been followed.

Step 2. Layoff request reviewed and unit informed of decision

After submission the layoff will be reviewed by VPRI (or equivalent) and ELR, and the unit will be informed of the approval decision. Units may not provide layoff notice without first receiving approval for the layoff.

Step 3. Unit issues layoff notice letter

After receiving approval units must provide layoff notice to the impacted career faculty member using the Funding-Contingent Career Faculty Layoff Notice template. A copy of the notice letter should be sent to hrops@uoregon.edu, which will be used to generate a layoff PRF.