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Q: The contract mentions an emergency layoff due to acts of nature or financial emergency. What would this include?

A: The University Handbook Vol 2, Part 2, Chapter 26 defines the conditions under which a financial emergency can result in the layoff of tenured faculty. The same state of emergency could result in the layoff of ASEs without financial penalty. An act of nature would be an event of large magnitude such that an entire program or portion of the University would be unable to operate Not included in this section are loss of funding for a project, program or grant. Layoff- Article 15, Sections 1 and 2. ion is placed in the ASE's personnel file.

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An overview of the new UW-UAW contract provisions can be found on the UW Graduate School website.