What sort of notice is required if there are going to be layoffs?
The current collective bargaining contract with faculty requires the administration of the university to notify the local UFF Chapter and the UFF state office no less than 30 days prior to taking action involving layoffs as a result of adverse financial circumstances, reallocation of resources, reorganization of degree or curriculum offerings or requirements; reorganization of academic or administrative structures, programs, or functions; or curtailment or abolition of one or more programs or functions. This notice also applies to faculty at FSUS. Layoffs occur at a unit level. The layoff unit may be at an organizational level of the university, such as a campus, division, college/unit, school, department/unit, area, program, or other level of organization as the University deems appropriate. There are specific criteria that must be taken into consideration in a layoff. Specifically, the selection of faculty members in the layoff unit to be laid off will be determined as follows: (a) N