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Texas Woman's University Staff Handbook
Staff Employment Policies & Practices: Reduction in Force (RIF)

Texas Woman’s University strives to provide stable employment for all employees.  However situations including, but not limited to, a lack of funds, lack of work, reorganization, or changes in research needs or technologies, may require a reduction in the work force to ensure the continued quality and efficiency of the University.

Modifications in or the elimination of jobs due to changes in funding for grants or contracts, including but not limited to research funds, are not to be treated as reductions in force subject to this policy. A reduction in force layoff will be designated as such by an authorized official of the University, and a layoff not so designated in writing is not a reduction in force layoff.

Reduction decisions will be made without regard for the employee's race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethical origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities and in keeping with the laws of the State of Texas.

For further policy details and application examples, see University Policy 3.10 Reductions in Force (RIF) for Non-Faculty.

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