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Layoff

The termination of service of a permanent employee based on a lack of funding, an organizational change, or a shortage of work.


Layoff Group

A group of employees in a single title from which the layoff will be made. The layoff group will generally include all employees in a particular operational area that are in similar, although not necessarily identical, titles, pay ranges and/or functions.


Layoff Status

The period starting with the effective date of the layoff and ending with the revocation of the employee’s mandatory placement rights or upon reemployment at UW–Madison.


Light (Modified) Duty

When an employee’s doctor or treating specialist has identified work restrictions, the university may offer the employee light or modified duty work. Light or modified duty work is defined as less physically demanding duties until the employee has reached end of healing, or is able to return to their previous position with or without restrictions


Lump-Sum Payment

A one-time payment to an employee that does not increase the employee's salary.