181.0 VII-1.20-POLICY ON REDUCTION IN UMSA WORKFORCE (Approved by the Board of Regents, April 26, 1990) 1. The Board of Regents, in response to the explicit instructions of the General Assembly, is proceeding to complete its review of functions of the University of Maryland System, including the Systemwide activities performed by the System Administration. One result of decisions arising from this review will be the reduction, elimination or relocation of certain functions, with subsequent position abolition or transfer. 2. It is the intention of the Board that termination of employees and disruption of the System management capabilities be kept to the minimum in accomplishing such function reductions, eliminations or relocations. The Chancellor shall take all appropriate steps to assure the orderly and effective management of organization change, while providing appropriate support and assistance to those whose positions may be abolished at UMSA as a result. 3. In fulfilling this policy, the Chancellor shall call upon and shall receive the full cooperation and support of each constituent institution president and each center director in the following actions: a. with regard to classified employees, institution vacancies will be filled, to the extent practicable, by classified personnel whose positions have been abolished or transferred as a result of function reorganizations. All actions taken will be in accord with Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees, Sections II, III and XIII. b. with regard to associate staff (covered under Section G 4, Personnel Policies and Rules for Associate Employees) and all academic administrators whose positions have been abolished or transferred as a result of function reorganization, they shall be given a right of first consideration for vacancies. To facilitate such consideration, timely notice of all appropriate institution and center vacancies shall be provided to the Chancellor and the Chancellor shall provide a list identifying such personnel to each president and director. 4. The Chancellor shall furnish to the Board monthly a report on progress made toward the reduction, elimination and relocation of designated functions, on the cooperation and support received in this effort by institution presidents and center directors, and on the ultimate employment placement of those persons affected. 5. The Chancellor will develop necessary procedures and timetables to implement this policy.