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HR-112 Transfers Q&As

1. If an employee transfers to a new department and later transfers back to the former department, what is the impact on his/her departmental seniority?

Once an employee transfers out of a department, departmental seniority is lost unless the employee transfers back prior to expiration of the one-month qualifying period. (See HR 117 Layoff for special provision for employees in layoff status.)

2. Does seniority change if an employee transfers to another department?

Yes, although a transfer does not impact an employee’s University seniority, it does change department seniority. Department seniority is calculated based on the employee’s service in the new department.

Date Created: 09/01/2004

Last Updated: 10/23/2009

Reviewed 2019-08-12