UW/WFSE Master Contract (Effective 7/1/13 – 6/30/15)
Article 51 Resignation and Abandonment
51.1 Resignation. Employees are encouraged to provide at least two weeks notice of resignation. A written or oral resignation may be withdrawn within twenty-four (24) hours excluding the employee's scheduled days off, after submitting the resignation. The employee may only withdraw one resignation per position held. The Employer may permit withdrawal of resignation at any time.
51.2 Presumption of Resignation/Abandonment.
- An employee who fails to appear for work and report absence to the supervisor, in accordance with departmental policy, on three (3) consecutive scheduled workdays, shall be deemed to have resigned. Notice of separation will be sent to the employee's last known address on record with the UW Payroll Office via certified mail after the third (3rd) consecutive day of absence. Prior to sending the notice, the Employer will attempt to contact the employee through current home telephone and emergency contact numbers on record in Employee Self-Service and departmental records.
- Within ten (10) calendar days of mailing the separation notice and upon proof that the failure to report absent could not reasonably have been avoided, an employee may submit to the supervisor a written petition for reinstatement. The Employer's decision to not reinstate may be grieved according to the grievance procedure in Article 24.
51.3 Separated employees have the right to compensation for accrued vacation leave and compensation time according to University policy.