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.