Termination of Employment

Effective Date Dec 1, 2014

Applies To:

Revised Date:                  

Approved by:

 Full-time Faculty and Staff                       

June 2020

Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President            

Termination of Employment

It is the policy of Florida Tech to ensure that employee terminations, including voluntary and involuntary terminations and terminations due to the death of an employee, are handled in a professional manner with minimal disruption to the workplace.


Termination of employment can be either voluntary or involuntary. A voluntary termination of employment occurs when an employee submits a written or verbal notice of resignation, including intent to retire, to his or her supervisor or when an employee is absent from work for three consecutive workdays and fails to contact his or her supervisor (job abandonment). An involuntary termination of employment, including a layoff, is a management-initiated dismissal with or without cause.

Voluntary separations will be reviewed by the immediate supervisor and processed through the 
Office of Human Resources. Involuntary separations will be approved by the Vice President of Human Resources.

Voluntary or involuntary separation from one position may or may not preclude an employee from continuing in a supplemental, contract or faculty position within the university subject to the approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.



Write a letter of resignation stating the reason for leaving and turn in the resignation letter to your supervisor. The resignation should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the last day of employment. This courtesy of advance notice allows the supervisor time to adjust working schedules and attempt to secure a replacement. Failure to submit and execute a written notice at least two weeks in advance can impact final compensation payout. Final pay checks will be available on the next scheduled payday. You may request an exit interview at the Office of Human Resources (321) 674-8100.

A termination due to the death of an employee will be made effective as of the date of death. Upon receiving notification of the death of an employee, the employee's manager should immediately notify the Office of Human Resources. If applicable, the employee's manager should ensure the final timecard is completed for the deceased employee.

Upon resignation from the university, an employee may be paid a portion or all of his/her vacation leave balance, providing the employee completed six months of continuous service and provided adequate notice (a minimum of ten working days).  See the Vacation policy for specific details.