University of Wisconsin–Madison

Layoff or Non-Renewal

“Layoff” is the termination of employment because of funding loss or a budget/program decision prior to the end of the appointment, or when proper notice of nonrenewal cannot be given. For Academic Staff, more information can be found via ASPP Chapter 5. For University staff, please see UW-Madison’s OHR University Staff Layoff Policy.

Benefits at Layoff

If you reduce your hours; the following charts show the effect on your benefits.

Non-Renewal

“Nonrenewal” is the termination of an academic staff member’s employment at the end of the appointment because of funding loss, a budget/program decision, or unsatisfactory performance, when proper notice of nonrenewal under ASPP Chapter 3 is given.

Benefits at Non-Renewal

Nonrenewals are treated as a termination and are not eligible for 3 additional months of health coverage at the employer rate. Refer to the Termination Page for more information.

Further Clarification for Academic Staff

For a nonrenewal, two criteria must be met:

  • correct amount of notice based on years of service must be given to the employee

AND

  • the termination date must be no earlier than the end of the current appointment

A layoff occurs if one of the following criteria are met (in each case proper layoff notice must be given):

  • the employee does not receive proper nonrenewal notice based on the years of service

OR

  • the termination date is earlier than the end of the current appointment

Ombuds Program
223-225 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (608) 265-9992 | Fax: (608) 263-9228 |    Email: uwombuds@mailplus.wisc.edu

Employee Assistance Office
226 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (608) 263-2987 |
Email: eao@mailplus.wisc.edu