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Separations, Voluntary and Involuntary (Including Layoff)

Cornell University administers involuntary and voluntary separations from the university as equitably, humanely, and consistently as possible.

Policy details


Your local college or unit administrative office.

Revision History:

May 8, 2018: Full review. Updated office names and references to local HR representatives (now college/unit HR representatives); updated language on page 8 regarding involuntary separations, procedures for removal from the payroll, and vacation (which now includes holidays); removed from page 19 "waiver of job search"; other minor edits.

February 15, 2018: Updated language on page 11 for Involuntary Change in Hours.