Employee / Labor Relations

Job Abandonment

A Staff or out-of-unit Administration employee who is absent without authorization for three or more consecutive workdays may be considered to have abandoned his/her position. Refer to the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Collective Bargaining Agreement for information regarding job abandonment for in-unit Administration employees.

Processing a Job Abandonment Action

After the third consecutive workday an employee is absent from work and fails to obtain approval for his/her absence, a notification of job abandonment should be sent by certified mail/return receipt requested to the employee at his/her last known address. The letter must be signed by the dean/director or designee. The supervisor must consult with Employee Relations (ER) in determining if the circumstances warrant the job abandonment notice.

The notification must include:

If the employee exercises the right to request reconsideration of the job abandonment action within the seven calendar-day period designated in the notification, the dean/director or designee should consult with ER and send a written decision to the employee by certified mail within seven calendar days from the date of the request.

An appointment status form must be submitted to HR/Employment Center to process the termination action, accompanied by a copy of:

A copy of the signed notification must also be submitted to ER.

Refer to USF System Policies on this topic.

Job Abandonment Notification Sample Format