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Preferential Rehire and Recall Rights

For UC Riverside non-probationary, union-represented, career employees who have received notice of layoff and have chosen to exercise their preferential rehire and recall rights.

Non-represented, career employees covered by Personnel Policy for Staff Members receive severance pay only and do not have the option of receiving preferential rehire and recall.

Preferential Rehire

Union represented, career employees who have been notified of layoff receive preferential rehire rights, (unless the employee elected severance pay in lieu of preferential rehire and recall rights). Employees with preferential rehire receive early consideration for vacant career positions they are qualified and eligible for in the same bargaining unit, in a classification with the same or lower salary range maximum and at the same or lesser percent of time as the position held at the time of layoff.

  • Preferential rehire rights begin when the employee receives written notice of layoff from their department. Employee must indicate on their employment application, by checking applicable box, that they are on layoff status. For details on this process, please see UC Riverside Staff Employment Layoff Referral Procedures.
  • Preferential rehire rights are in effect for one to three years from the date of layoff depending on years of service and in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements which you will find on the Collective Bargaining webpage.
  • Preferential rehire rights terminate for reasons such as, if an employee:
    • Accepts any career position
    • Fails to respond to a written notice of an employment opportunity
    • Refuses two offers of employment for a career position
    • Refuses an offer to return to department and classification laid off from

Recall

Union represented, career employees may be recalled to a vacant career position in the same department and classification at the same or lesser percent of time as the position held at the time of layoff.

  • Recall rights begin when the employee receives written notice of layoff from the department. Some collective bargaining agreements require the employee to self-identify that they have recall rights to the position.
  • Recall rights are in effect for one to three years from the date of layoff depending on years of service and in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement.
  • Recall rights terminate for the reasons such as, if an employee:
    • Refuses to be recalled
    • refuses two offers of employment for a career position at the same or higher salary and same percent of time as the position held at the time of layoff
    • Accepts a career position at the same or higher salary level as the position held at the time of layoff

This information summarizes provisions of the collective bargaining agreements. Refer to applicable collective bargaining agreement for specific information regarding recall rights.

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