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Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT)

Program Overview

Time Period: July 1, 2017

Purpose of ERIT

The Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program is an optional tool that locations and organizational units may choose to implement as a cost savings resource. The ERIT Program provides an opportunity for employees to voluntarily reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay so that the University can achieve temporary salary savings.


  • Eligibility: All career staff employees (regular status and probationary), except Senior Management Group members.
    • Participation for exclusively represented employees is dependent upon agreement by applicable union.
  • Reduction in time:
    • Appointment percentage reduction must be in increments of 5% of full-time.
    • Minimum reduction in time (appointment percentage): 5% of full-time.
    • Maximum reduction in time (appointment percentage): 50% of full-time.
    • An employee’s work schedule may not be reduced below 50% time in any given month of participation.
  • For employees who are paid bi-weekly, an ERIT contract must start and end on a quadriweekly cycle.
  • Time reductions are made in monthly increments or on a quadriweekly cycle for employees paid on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Minimum length of participation in the program: One month.
  • Maximum length of participation in the program: 36 months.
  • Participation is subject to approval by an employee’s department head.
  • Work schedules are subject to approval by an employee’s supervisor.

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