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REDUCTION IN FORCE Manager's Tool Box
 

Summary: REDUCTION IN FORCE
Manager's Tool Box
Overview
Changes in the global, national and local economic business climate, organizational
alignment and/or strategies may require (or influence) a need to reduce personnel through a
reduction-in-force ("RIF") action. The role and responsibility of a manager in a reduction-
in-force action is of paramount importance. The purpose of this Manager's Toolbox is to
ensure that you adhere to University procedures.
Regardless of your role in assessing which employees/positions will be selected for
reduction, you may be asked to assume the responsibility of personally notifying an
individual that his/her job is being eliminated. You may be called to assist in the release of
employees who report directly to you as well as non-direct reports within your
college/division. Either situation is difficult and will require preparation and good
judgment. It is imperative that you, as a representative of the University, adhere to all
established processes and directives in order to prevent confusion and potential liability to
the University and the employee.
This Management Toolbox will allow you to better understand:
· RIF determinations;
· The "mechanics" of the RIF process;
·Effective preparation and completion of the employee release process;

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology