Termination of Employment - Reduction in Force
Terminations are classified as reduction in force when an employee’s job is eliminated because of discontinuation of a service, a need to economize, reorganization, or reasons of organizational efficiency.
Based upon recommendations from the Director, the Board of Trustees shall approve a reduction in force.
Before a RIF occurs the Director shall explore the following alternative:
Terminated employees are entitled to receive all earned pay. Accumulated annual leave up to 160 hours will be paid in accordance with Policy #E192 Leave-Annual. Accumulated sick leave is cancelled and will not be paid to the employee at termination; this is in accordance with Policy #E352 Leave-Sick.
Terminated employee who carry Library sponsored health insurance may elect to continue coverage as specified under COBRA regulations. The premium for this continued coverage may not exceed 102% of the cost of providing corresponding coverage to employees under the group’s health plan.
In a RIF when termination of employment is necessitated those individuals affected will be given as much notice as possible and every effort will be made for outplacement counseling. An explanation of the circumstances surrounding the termination will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.