A staff member who voluntarily resigns from McGill must provide written notification to their Department Chair, with a copy to the Dean and the Academic Personnel Office. Staff members are asked to provide no less than four weeks' notice prior to their departure, and are encouraged to discuss a plan of departure with their Department Chair or Dean.
In the absence of a written communication, a staff member will be presumed to have resigned should they not be present on the first day of classes, or not return from a leave. In such instances, resignation will be considered automatic.
The department must initiate the termination business process in Workday and attach the staff member’s letter of resignation, where possible. The staff member may also initiate the resignation in Workday themselves.
In the event that a CAS member is not reappointed, the department must initiate the termination business process in Workday, and attach the letter of resignation and/or the letter from the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) to the staff member indicating non-renewal.
Severance pay entitlements for Contract Academic Staff are specified in the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contact Academic Staff.
The following unranked classifications are ineligible for Severance pay, per the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Contact Academic Staff:
- Adjunct Professor
- Professor of Practice
- Unionized Academic Staff (see collective agreements)
If a CAS member passes away, the department must initiate the termination business process in Workday.