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Whether you are graduating, taking another job, or the work you were hired to do is completed, it is important to keep track of when your job comes to an end. The following information provides an overview of things to keep in mind when ending your employment.

As a student employee, it is important that you are aware of the expected end date of your job. Keeping track of your expected end date is important as it will help you ensure that you are not working beyond the last day of your appointment, in which case you may not receive a paycheck for time worked. Knowing your expected end date will also enable you to communicate with your supervisor in advance if there is an opportunity for you to extend the length of your appointment.

Changes in class schedule, academic stressors, graduation, or other factors may impact your availability or ability to continue working on-campus. Before ending employment, you should discuss any concerns with your supervisor and try to reach a resolution. However, if ending employment is the only option, you must submit your resignation in writing to your supervisor. If possible, you should give your supervisor at least two-week’s notice.

It is important to keep in mind that if your supervisor is not satisfied with your performance or if you exhibit unacceptable personal conduct, you can be terminated. Prior to termination, it is strongly recommended that supervisors meet with student employees to review performance concerns, issue a written warning, and establish a timetable to measure improvement.

If you have questions about your performance, speak with your supervisor. If additional support is needed, or if you feel as though you were terminated without just cause, contact the department’s HR representative or student services manager.