Workforce Adjustments: People First

If your unit is considering making workforce adjustments, using the guidance and resources on this page will help ensure employees are treated fairly, and with compassion and care.

If Workforce Changes Are Necessary

If you and your leadership are exploring workforce reductions, please:

  1. Consult your HR Business Partner
  2. Together, seek the guidance of Employee & Labor Relations
  3. Review the Guides & Web Pages Linked at left and below

Workforce Reduction Options

  • Objective: Preserve Career Positions
  • Consider Voluntary Measures First
  • Explore Temporary Measures before Permanent
  • Indefinite Layoffs are a Last Resort

Communicating Workforce Changes or Layoffs

Carefully plan your communications and show compassion and patience to affected employees.

  • Preparation
  • Telling the Employee
  • Telling the Team
  • Moving Forward

Putting People First...

Ask yourself the following before reducing your workforce: