There are occasions when it is necessary to
reduce the work force at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This
may occur because of budget consideration--either in a particular work
unit or across the entire campus--or because changing conditions make
it necessary to reorganize a work unit. Under a reduction-in-force, no
person shall be removed for reasons unrelated to the
The department head or unit administrator must notify the Human
Resources Office before implementing a reduction-in-force. Every
reasonable effort should be made to give employees as much advance
notice as possible. Except in cases of extraordinary circumstances
because of financial exigencies, notice shall not be less than the
- Office/Service employees - Notice of two weeks.
- Managerial/Professional employees - Notice of ninety (90) days.
Regular employees separated from the University of Nebraska at
Kearney under a reduction-in-force retain the right to appeal a
separation decision through the grievance process. Such appeal will be
limited to the procedural process.
Staff and reduction-in-force decisions should be made on the basis
of factors which relate to the function of the department. In order to
provide for the most efficient operation of the area(s) affected, the
order of employees reduced-in-force will be based on the University of
Nebraska at Kearney's programmatic needs.
Within a particular program or function, consideration shall be
given to funding sources, types of appointments held, and quality and
length of service. Within these guidelines, employees should normally
be released in the following order:
1. Part-time Temporary
2. Full-time Temporary
3. Original Probationary