Employment Termination

Termination of employment is an inevitable part of personnel activity within any organization, and many of the reasons for termination are routine. These are some of the most common circumstances for employment terminations:

* Resignation - voluntary employment termination initiated by an employee.

* Discharge - involuntary employment termination initiated by the organization.

* Retirement - voluntary employment termination initiated by the employee meeting age, length of service, and any other criteria for retirement from the organization.

Generally, an exit interview with the director of human resources is scheduled prior to the last day worked. The exit interview is an opportunity to discuss issues such as employee benefits, conversion privileges, repayment of any outstanding debt to the college, or return of ASC-owned property. It is also an additional opportunity for an employee to voice any suggestions, complaints and questions he or she may have.

Since staff employment with Agnes Scott College is based on mutual consent, employees and ASC have the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause or advance notice, at any time.

Benefits are affected by termination in several ways. All accrued, vested benefits that are due and payable at termination will be paid out in accordance with ASC's regular pay schedule. Some benefits may be continued at the employee's decision and expense. Employees will be notified in writing of the benefits that may be continued and of the terms, conditions, and limitations for continuing them.


Policy No.  405  Issued  3/1/2012