Reduction in Force

Tools and Resources


Periodically it becomes necessary to eliminate regular staff positions to meet organizational needs. When this occurs, Emory strives to handle these matters in a systematic and consistent manner.

When the possibility of reducing the work force is identified, Human Resources and Office of the General Counsel must be consulted early in the planning stages. This contact should be made prior to the identification of particular individuals who will be impacted by a reorganization or reduction in force. All decisions should be based on careful analysis of the workforce needs, financial resources, and available options. 

For more details, refer to the Reduction in Force Policy.

The Reduction in Force Justification MS Word icon should be completed and submitted to Human Resources for review.