Amid the seemingly unending financial uncertainty you face each year, the OPSRC would like to remind you that we provide RIF assistance to our member schools. Now that springtime is just around the corner, it’s a good time to begin thinking in terms of whether you need to implement a RIF for the ensuing fiscal year, and if so, what you need to do. Some RIFs are quite complex, requiring a lot of thinking through and strategizing. The more time you have, the better.
As you begin looking at staffing needs versus budget constraints, you’ll develop a clearer picture of how deeply your cuts will be. At the point when you’re ready to begin talking positions, the first thing you should do is to consult your RIF policy. Especially if you haven’t reviewed it in a while, there may be something included you’re not aware of. It’s important for you to not get caught in a tricky situation because of a policy technicality. RIFs are generally not challenged on the merits of necessity but rather on whether or not policy has been followed.
When to RIF?
You are likely aware that a RIF cannot be done mid-year for certified employees. Any RIF of positions in that category will have to be for FY 2019-20. However, in the event you need to conduct a mid-year RIF for non-certified positions, you may do this at any time.
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