Leaving the University

University employees are employees-at-will, meaning employment may be terminated at the will of either the employer or the employee, with or without notice. Supervisors should refer to the information below for guidance on voluntary and involuntary terminations.

Leaving GW - Voluntary Terminations

  • Early Retirement
  • End of Appointment or Contract
  • End of Temporary Appointment
  • Retirement
  • Resignation

Leaving GW - Involuntary Terminations

  • Abandonment of Position
  • Death
  • Dismissal for Poor Work Performance or Habits
  • Elimination of Position
  • Expiration of Appointment or Lack of Funding
  • Failure to Complete Introductory Employment Period or Transfer Probation Period
  • Termination for Cause

Leaving the University - Voluntary Termination Checklist

Leaving the University - Involuntary Termination Checklist