Specified Term: More than Two Years

If you are a Specified Term Status employee with more than two years of service in Specified Term Status at the University of Iowa, and receive notification of permanent layoff or reduction in the percent of time, Compensation and Classification and your HR representative can offer assistance in finding another job.

Your furlough consideration will consist of the following during your notice period and for 12 months following termination:

Furlough options and resources end when notice and furlough period expires (exception for EAP).

Staff will need to contact Compensation and Classification at comp-class@uiowa.edu if they want to initiate furlough consideration in interviewing for positions listed on the Jobs@UIowa website. Once initiated, furlough Specified Term Status staff interview consideration will be applied to all Professional and Scientific positions that furloughed employees apply for, provided they meet the above requirements.

Specified Term Status (more than two years of service) staff may also request to make their resume/CV available to UI recruiters. This is a separate option from requesting interview consideration, and departments that find a qualified applicant prior to advertising a position on Jobs@UIowa may utilize the Furlough Networking Program to interview and hire the furloughed Specified Term Status employee. If the hiring department would like to interview a furloughed employee, the department will be responsible for scheduling an interview. To make your resume/CV available, alert contact Compensation and Classification (comp-class@uiowa.edu) that you want to initiate this option.

When you begin searching for a new position you will need to review available positions at Jobs@UIowa. You will be considered for any open position (including any internal searches) within your job family and at your current pay level or below. You will be able to be interviewed for vacant positions during your furlough notification period. If you are unable to secure a position by the end of your furlough notification period and are terminated, you will be able to exercise interview consideration for vacant positions for an additional 12 months. 

To apply for an open position, you will need to create a general Jobs@UIowa profile. Once you have created your profile and would like to begin applying for open positions you first will need to:

  • Alert Compensation and Classification (comp-class@uiowa.edu) that you would like to begin furlough interview consideration for positions listed on Jobs@UIowa.  
  • After your furlough status has been verified by Compensation and Classification, consideration for interviews will apply for all future jobs to which you apply that are in your same job family and at your current pay level or below.
  • Specified Term Status staff who do not invoke furlough priority prior to or at the time of application will not be eligible for furlough interview consideration for vacant positions.

The hiring department recruiter will determine whether the furlough applicant (and other applicants) meet advertised qualifications and, if not, will notify the applicant. Hiring departments will be responsible for making a good faith effort to contact furloughed applicants, are responsible for scheduling interviews, and will interview qualified furloughed applicants unless the recruitment is canceled or placed on hold.  Furloughed applicants must be available within three business days of being contacted by the interviewing department.

Departmental recruiters may decline to interview a Specified Term Status furloughed applicant (with more than two years of service), who does not meet the advertised requirements for the position. The departmental recruiter will communicate with the furloughed applicant if the interview is waived, indicating to the applicant the job requirements they failed to meet. If the furloughed applicant disagrees after further discussion with the recruiter/hiring department and would like to pursue further consideration, they will need to contact Compensation and Classification directly at comp-class@uiowa.edu. If you have reason to believe this disqualification is related to your status in a protected class, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at diversity@uiowa.edu.

If a Specified Term Status employee returns within 12 months from the date of termination, the university will:

  • Reinstate sick leave
  • Provide the option to purchase vacation leave that was paid out at the time of termination.
  • Adjust the company seniority date back to the date that was in effect at the time of termination
  • Reinstate the P&S Specified Term Status date, and benefit eligibility and retirement eligibility dates back to the date that was in effect at the time of termination
  • Reinstate priority eligibility for parking, athletic tickets, and any other benefits that the employee had at the time of termination.
Contact Information

Compensation and Classification

Campus Address
121-11 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 11
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States