You may choose to be placed on the layoff list once you have received a written notice of layoff. If you are eligible for the Layoff Severance Program for Civil Service/Bargaining Unit staff employees, you must apply for the program by your last day of work. If you participate in that program, you would be removed from the layoff list.
To be placed on the University of Minnesota layoff list:
- You must have received a written notice of layoff and a copy of your notice must be received by the layoff list coordinator.
- You must request in writing or by email ([email protected]) to be placed on the layoff list.
You will have layoff list rights to Civil Service classifications in which you have passed probation and earned seniority. If you were hired into a temporary position which is ending, and you have been in it for more than one year, you will have layoff list rights within that classification. Central Human Resources will attempt to monitor vacancies to which you have layoff list rights. You should also check for vacancies and contact the Layoff List coordinator if you see a position to which you should have layoff list rights.
- A central recruiter will notify you when new vacancies are posted to which you have layoff list rights. You must complete an application in the online Employment System on MyU within five days of being notified. You should complete your application in great detail, as it will be used to determine your qualification for all positions. Your application must indicate that you meet all the essential qualifications of a position in order for your application to be referred to the hiring manager. If you would like to talk with a central recruiter about how to complete your application or prepare for an interview, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 612-624-8647 or 800-756-2363 in Greater Minnesota.
- If you are referred to a position as a laid off applicant, you will be called (by the department with the vacancy) for an informational interview (so you can get information regarding the position and decide if you are interested at the salary that the department has available to offer). Please respond immediately to messages left by the hiring authority.
- You have up to 48 hours after a salary offer is made to accept or decline the position.
- You may turn down one position within 10% of your salary at the time of layoff and remain on the layoff list. If you turn down a second position, you will be removed from the layoff list.
- Although you may be referred to a vacancy as a laid off applicant, you can and should apply for other positions that you are qualified for as shown on the job vacancy postings.
If you accept a position to which you have layoff list rights, you will be required to serve the normal probationary period for that classification.
If you are hired from the layoff list, your unused sick leave balance (if you had one) and your vacation accumulation rate will be reinstated.
- Rule 12 of the Civil Service Rules (pdf)
- If you have any questions about the layoff list process, email or call the OHR Contact Center at [email protected] or 612-624-8647.