RIF Tools

​A Reduction-In-Force (RIF) is the separation from a job, the reduction in pay, or the furlough of one or more employees as the result of a shortage of work or funds or a change in organization.

 

The State has a detailed RIF process for classified employees outlined in State Personnel Board Rule 478-1-.25.  Although it is mandatory for classified employees, agencies may choose to use the same process for unclassified employees. The RIF Toolkit is provided to assist agencies with this process.

 

Before initiating any RIF involving classified employees, please submit a RIF plan to the DOAS/HRA Policy & Compliance Unit for review and approval.  Approval from DOAS is not necessary when initiating a RIF that involves a separation from a job of only unclassified employees; however, DOAS will need to be notified of the number of unclassified employees and job titles affected.  Furloughs involving only unclassified employees do not require DOAS approval; however, agencies are required to file the plan with DOAS.    

 

Our staff is available for consultation on RIF planning and implementation.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

RIF TOOLS
Gail Stowers

Policy & Compliance Specialist

Phone

 404-463-7060

Email

 Gail.Stowers@doas.ga.gov

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RIF Tools

Flow Charts/Process Steps

01/17/17

Furlough Sample Process Steps

01/17/17

Furlough Flow Chart

06/29/16

Reduction-In-Force/Layoff Sample Process Steps

06/28/16

Reduction-in-Force/Layoff Flow Chart

Notification Templates

06/28/16

Sample Agency Legislative Notification Letter

01/20/17

Sample RIF Notice Letter for Classified Employees

01/20/17

Sample RIF Notice Letter for Unclassified Employees

Resources

01/31/17

Flexible Benefits

04/28/17

Insurance Coverage Options - RIF

06/29/16

Furlough Checklist

01/17/17

Required DOAS Notification Checklist

RIF FAQs

01/17/17

Reduction-in-Force/Furlough FAQ's

Spreadsheet Tools

06/28/16

RIF Tool Spreadsheet

10/12/16

Disparate Impact Tool