ERIC Number: ED192709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Reduction in Force in Institutions of Higher Education.
Westerman, Melvin Elliott
A description of reduction in force (RIF) planning as undertaken by Pennsylvania State University is presented. It is suggested that because a university is a system, adjustments to personnel functions must follow systemic rationale to be successful. It is proposed that RIF olanning is a personnel planning process that can be evaluated by using universal values, responsibilities, and differentiation of personnel systems. Responsibilities of the university president, budget office, and academic units for implementing RIF, values that shape personnel systems, and the needs for adjustments in personnel forces at all levels are considered. It is noted that although specific circumstances vary from one college or organization to another and from one time to another for each organization, the formulation of plans and their continued revision and updating are indispensible activities for organization executives. A large organization, such as the Pennsylvania State University, can have departments with especially trained staff to provide planning data and analyses. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania State University
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