Voluntary Separation Program

The UC Davis campus' Voluntary Separation Program gives employees the opportunity to self-identify their willingness to voluntarily resign their UC Davis employment. Through this program, volunteers assist the University in addressing permanent budget reductions and help avoid involuntary layoff actions affecting colleagues who may not have similar flexibility. Under this program, employees can receive severance pay for voluntarily resigning subject to approval by UC Davis.

  • The VSP is effective beginning October 1, 2012.
  • Application period is October 1, 2012 – April 15, 2014.
  • Acceptance of applications will be made within 45 days of submission
  • The effective date of separation must be between November 15, 2012 and June 30, 2014

Withdrawal of Applications

Submission and acceptance of a VSP application is a serious commitment by the employee and management supporting the voluntary separation. However, recognizing that life circumstances can change, this program will allow some flexibility with employee withdrawal of their application under the following schedule.

  • VSP with more than 12 months notice, the employee may withdraw up to 6 months after acceptance.
  • VSP with 6-12 months notice, the employee may withdraw up to 3 months after acceptance.
  • VSP with less than 6 months notice, the employee may withdraw up to 1 month after acceptance.

Program Documents: