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Reduction-in-Force Resources


The following services are provided to reduced-in-force employees:

  • Employment Search Assistance - To the extent possible, NDSU will assist reduction-in-force employees in searching for other employment. Although NDSU is not responsible for conducting a comprehensive job search, services available are exploring job opportunities within the University System, resume assistance, and discussion of unemployment issues.
  • State Employment Consideration - The North Dakota State University System and the State of North Dakota maintains a list of employees, including each individual's education and experience, who are affected by the reduction-in-force. Please submit your resume to the Human Resources/Payroll office to include your name on this list. The list is made available to all institutions for employment considerations for position openings.
  • Continuing Education - To assist in retraining efforts and/or further professional development, for 2 years employees may continue to utilize the NDSU Tuition Waiver for three classes per calendar year.  Submit completed form to the Office of Human Resources/Payroll for approval and processing.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Employees needing the services of NDSU's Employee Assistance Program at The Village EAP, call 1-800-627-8220. These services are available for 90 days following to aid in dealing with the personal effects of a reduction-in-force.
  • Leave Consideration - If a reduction-in-force employee is hired within 2 years of reduction, the employee will be credited with:
    • Previous service for the purpose of determining annual leave accrual rates,
    • Sick leave hours accumulated prior to the reduction, less the amount paid, pursuant to NDSU Policy Section 143.6.

Related Policies


NDSU Policy 231 - Appeal Procedure for Disciplinary and Reduction in Force Actions
NDSU Policy 223 - Reduction in Force

Other Resources to Utilize During the Job Search

  • Job Service North Dakota
    • Offers training and development specific to job transition
    • Provides interest and aptitude testing
    • Offers dislocated worker assistance
    • Administers unemployment benefits
    • Offers job placement services
    • Provides access to resume writing software

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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8961 / Fax: (701) 231-9686
Campus address: SGC 102
Physical/delivery address: 1919 University Dr N, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3140 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Human Resources/Payroll

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 8:58:08 AM