Employee and Labor Relations

Campus Address
121-20 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 20
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

To learn which policies apply in a given layoff or furlough situation, start by choosing the relevant employee category:


Positions governed by Iowa Board of Regents Merit rules and procedures in the Iowa Administrative code. Includes Clerical, Technical, Blue Collar, and Security groups.

AFSCME Public Safety bargaining unit positions follow layoff procedures outlined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Professional and Scientific

Includes University of Iowa professional and scientific staff positions that are not governed by collective bargaining agreements.

If you're not sure which category a position falls into, ask you supervisor or HR representative. Note that the layoff policies and processes outlined here apply only to regular university staff, not faculty or student employees.