Register of employees wishing to leave on agreed terms

The register of employees wishing to leave on agreed terms holds brief details of University employees who, with the agreement of their department or division, wish to register their interest in ‘bump severance’ should a suitable opportunity arise.

2016/17 the University is running a limited term Voluntary Redundancy Scheme from 24 October 2016 to 31 July 2017, which is separate to the standard voluntary redundancy stage of this redundancy scheme.  Both schemes include a bump severance arrangement, and during the period that the VRS is running a single bump severance register will be held here.

Getting on the register

The employee should seek the agreement of their department or division and supply a short summary of their current duties (about 50-60 words) and a full job description.

The department or division should forward these details to Personnel Services (personnel.services@admin.ox.ac.uk) who will include the summary on the register and will supply the full details on request to any division or department which has a potentially candidate facing redundancy

Using the register

A department or division with staff who have been warned that they are at risk of redundancy should consult the register to see if it contains a post(s) to which one or more of the staff at risk could be redeployed.

If a potentially suitable post is identified, the department or division should ask Personnel Services for full details.  If the post still appears suitable, the department or division should put their employee forward for interview.  If, after interview, the applicant is found suitable for the post, he or she should be appointed to it.

If the appointment is made, the employee on the register of employees may be released on agreed terms, on receipt of a letter of voluntary resignation.

HR Business Partners will advise on terms, notice periods and dates. Any enhanced payment to the departing employee will normally be the responsibility of the department whose employee was at risk of redundancy.