When agencies find themselves in situations where funding is reduced or eliminated or positions are no longer needed, a Layoff or Reduction in Force (RIF) may be necessary.  A RIF applies only to employees in the covered service as provided in Arizona Revised Statute (A.R.S.) § 41-772 and State Personnel System Rule R2-5B-602. The term layoff, as used in this guide, applies to uncovered employees.

Layoffs and RIFs are unfortunate and can be difficult for employees, managers, and agencies.  If your agency determines that a layoff or RIF is necessary, the ADOA Shared Services Unit is available to provide you with assistance. Please call your Shared Services Liaison early in the process so that we can answer questions and help you make this process as smooth and respectful as possible.

This layoff/RIF Toolkit should also assist you in the process.  The toolkit provides documents and resources for requesting the RIF or layoff, communicating verbally and in writing with the employees, and providing resources to the affected employees.

Please call ADOA Shared Services at (602) 542-5482 to discuss your Layof/RIF needs.