President's Office

Employee Early Exit Program

August 24, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff:

As you may recall from my July communication and last week’s Welcome Address, I shared that the health and safety of our campus community, student success and our employees will drive our budget planning and response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fiscal outlook continues to require our university to take a variety of measures to balance the budget. As one such measure, CSUN will be offering an Early Exit Program (EEP) with a severance package to reduce the size of its workforce.

We are currently meeting with our union partners, on the details of the program. Due to the timing of the program, however, we wanted to share information about the proposed framework of this opportunity. The program provides a payment of six month’s salary, with a minimum payment of $25,000 and a maximum of $70,000 for eligible employees who voluntarily separate on or before December 31, 2020. CSUN will not provide additional service credit or similar benefits that are the purview of CalPERS. This incentive is specific to the campus and not part of a CSU or CalPERS program.

Generally, to be eligible, applicants must be a current CSUN State-Side Management Personnel Plan employee (“MPP”), a Confidential employee, or an employee with permanent status in a unionized position with at least ten (10) years of state-side service to the University (CSUN) on or before December 31, 2020. Full-time faculty members (lecturers) with three-year contracts are also eligible. In addition, EEP applicants must be CalPERS service retirement eligible on or before December 31, 2020.

Pending discussions with our labor partners, we anticipate opening the application window at the end of September. Detailed information including the preliminary Early Exit Program Terms and Conditions, Application, and Separation Agreement and Release forms are available from the Human Resources webpage, or accessed directly here.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at or 818-677-6566.

Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.