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Ending Employment - Offboarding Checklist - Human Resources

A list of critical components that an Extension HR and ASU OHR should complete when an employee leaves the organization as part of the offboarding process.

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Prior to Last Day

Extension HR

  • Ensure resignation designates the last day on payroll and last day worked.
  • Ascertain whether or not the employee is going to work for another UW-System Institution or State Agency.
  • Ensure resignation and acceptance emails are sent to ASU.
  • Offer departing employee well wishes, link to offboarding materials and offer an exit interview.
  • Forward notification to
  • Conduct exit interview (if requested by employee)
  • If the employee is retiring and has applied for emeritus status, but their request will not be processed before their retirement date, email to set up the employee as a Retiree to ensure continued access to certain campus facilities and IT tools. 

Administrative Services Unit (ASU)

  • Work with employee to determine last day on payroll (Payroll & Benefits).
  • Calculate remaining accrued leave balance and inform employee.
  • If employee is going to work for another UW-System Institution or State Agency, work with that entity to ensure that leave balances transfer appropriately.

Last Day

Extension HR

  • Work with supervisor to ensure that employee has completed necessary offboarding tasks.

After Last Day

Extension HR

  • Work with supervisor regarding next steps for vacancy (supervisor initiates this process).
  • Review exit survey feedback from departing employee.


  • Update HRS appropriately.


  • ETF will provide the departing employee with information on ending or continuation of benefits (COBRA).

If Employee is Supervisor

Extension HR

  • Work with employee's supervisor to determine who will be the new or temporary approver for all of the supervisees.
  • Update "Reports To" manager in PMDP for all supervisees.


  • Update TL Security in HRS to new or temporary time approver for all supervisees.
  • Update "Reports To" manager in HRS to new or temporary supervisor for all supervisees.
  • Generally updated twice: once to an interim supervisor and then to the replacement supervisor after a recruitment has been conducted.

Keywords:Offboarding Ending Employment Retirement Resignation Supervisor Employee OPA Ext HR ASU OHR Letter Exit Work Related Items Directory WiscLists Human Resources   Doc ID:102944
Owner:Nathaniel S.Group:Extension Handbook
Created:2020-06-10 10:36 CSTUpdated:2022-01-20 14:14 CST
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