vkc_at_night-300x201Just like during all other phases in the “life cycle” of an employee, you as a manager play an important role when faculty or staff leave USC.

Employees separate from the university in a variety of ways; some departures are voluntary and initiated by the employee, such as resignation or retirement. Others are involuntary, such as termination for cause, or the ending of a contract or grant. In the case of layoff, employees leave due simply to business changes – when unit circumstances change, sometimes good business planning requires a layoffs or reorgs. Finally, the death of an employee creates a distinctive set of challenges that requires sensitivity and compassion.

Each type of separation requires different actions on your part, but each employee leaving USC should feel that s/he was treated with respect. Keep this goal in mind as you review each of these sections.