Layoff Resources for Managers

The University of California, Santa Barbara is committed to creating a healthy and supportive environment for each employee and to administering all policies fairly and equitably. It is the policy of the University to minimize layoffs required by budget reductions and to consider staffing reductions only after other creative solutions have been considered.

While other possible alternatives may be explored, you may face a situation where it is necessary to reduce staffing levels in your department due to lack of funds or lack of work, including lack of work due to reorganization. This website is a resource for you to get answers to basic layoff questions and guidance on implementation. We offer additional information on layoff resources directly to affected employees in the Current Employees section including benefits changes, employment services, and our career transition/outplacement program.

The layoff resources and tools on our web pages are provided to assist you with preliminary planning for potential layoffs. However, managers are required to consult with Employee & Labor Relations prior to implementing a layoff.  Please contact Employee & Labor Relations through HR ServiceNow at least 90 days in advance of the planned layoff effective date.


When the information presented on this web page or elsewhere on this site is in conflict with University policies, procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreements, the terms of those University policies, procedures and agreements shall govern.