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Reorganization Policy

Authority: Business Affairs
Date Enacted or Revised: June 11, 2001; Revised March 16, 2022

Reorganization occurs when an existing position or job is completely eliminated and the incumbent is without a position or job. The incumbent can then be assigned to a vacant position for which they are qualified. However, in cases where two or more positions are eliminated, the incumbents of these positions must be given equal opportunity to compete for all existing vacancies. A search or screening committee must be used. However, competition may be limited to those whose jobs have been eliminated.

Newly created jobs, as distinguished from the addition of duties to a current job, that include titles and salaries are not considered to be reorganizations, and the appropriate hiring plan must be followed.

The addition of duties to a current job and/or the changing of a job title, without the elimination or addition of a position, may be considered reorganization. However, if one of the new duties is supervising positions at the same level as the current position, then all persons at that level must be afforded equal opportunity to compete for the new duties and the new job titles. For example, in a group of directors, one cannot be made supervisor of the others without providing all incumbents an opportunity to compete for the new duties and title.


This policy is distributed via the University Policies webpage.