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Job Separation: Resignation and Termination

Hourly employees are employed at the sole discretion of the employing department and may be released from employment at any time without cause. The Human Resources Administration’s website has extensive information about hourly employee policies available for review.


Employees are encouraged to give advance notice of at least two weeks, in writing, when leaving the university or accepting a new position. If a student hourly employee is experiencing challenges with conflict resolution in the workplace, he or she should make an appointment with a student employment consultant to discuss options for resolution before submitting a letter of resignation.

Termination (Involuntary Separation)

No notice period is required when the university separates an hourly employee from employment. If the separation is performance related, there is likely to be a flag on the employee's record that reflects the reason for termination (e.g., attendance, misconduct, unsatisfactory performance). If the reason for termination is determined to be a serious violation of a university policy (e.g., theft, sexual harassment, falsification of time sheet), then the employee's record will be permanently flagged, and the employee will not be eligible for rehire at Indiana University again.

HRA Personnel Policies for Hourly Employees

HRA Hourly Staff Handbook

The termination reasons listed below cause flags in the system that will keep an employee from ever being able to work for IUPUI or an affiliate ever again:

Not Eligible for Rehire:

  • Falsification (This applies to the falsification of hours worked on a time sheet or falsification of conviction information on the background check submitted as part of your application for employment at IU.)
  • Gross Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Violence

  • For more information regarding student employment policies, please refer to Personnel Policies for Hourly Employees.

    For termination concerns/counseling, please contact Latoria Thomas-Lee at thomalat@iupui.edu.

The Way You Quit Does Count

If you are considering quitting your job, make sure you give as much notice as possible. You do not have to give a reason, but do your best to leave on good terms. Ask your employer if they will serve as a reference for you in the future.

What Matters. Where it Matters.