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TERMINATION FOR REASONS OF FINANCIAL EXIGENCY OR
CHANGE OF INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS

 

 

POLICY:II-4-14

DATE OF ADOPTION: August 22, 2002

REVISION DATE(S):   

LEGAL REFERENCE:  

 

 

Seminole State College retains the right to terminate a contract based upon financial exigency or discontinuance or reduction of a program, service, or department.  It will be the responsibility of the President to establish a fair and equitable method of reducing the number of campus employees.

 

RIF Principles:

  1. In cases in which a program is to be reduced or discontinued, the College will make an effort to place the affected employees in other suitable positions.
  2. Positions that are terminated for the above reasons will not be filled by a replacement for one calendar year unless the released employee has been offered re‑appointment and given five calendar days within which to accept or decline the opportunity to return to work.
  3. When the College has the option of releasing a tenured faculty member or a non‑tenured faculty member, the tenured individual must be retained.
  4. When the College must release tenured faculty, those with the greater length of service to SSC will be given preference for continued employment.
  5. In selecting employees to be released in response to financial exigency requiring several terminations, the College will attempt to avoid making all reductions from any one area of the College.
  6. Any full‑time employee who has been under contract for over one year at SSC has the right to exercise his/her due process appeal rights as described herein.

Any reduction in force or disciplinary actions which are likely to result in consequences more severe than oral warning, written warning, or probation entitle the employee to an administrative due process hearing.  The employee should contact the Office of the President for procedural guidelines regarding due process hearings.