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

  • Accepted New Job
  • Failure to Return from Leave of Abscence (Voluntary)
  • Graduation (Student)
  • Job Dissatisfaction
  • Personal Reasons
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Returned to School

Leaving GW - Involuntary Terminations

  • Employment Authorization/I-9 Expired
  • End of Contract
  • End of Temporary Appointment
  • Excessive Absences/Attendance
  • Failure to Return from Leave of Absence
  • Gross Misconduct
  • Job Abandonment
  • Lack of Funding
  • Misconduct/Violation of Rules
  • Position Elimination
  • Unsatisfactory Performance

Leaving the University - Voluntary Termination Checklist

Leaving the University - Involuntary Termination Checklist