The university is renewing the Employee-initiated Reduction In Time (ERIT) Program which provides the opportunity for eligible career staff (except Senior Management Group members) to voluntarily reduce their appointment percentage and corresponding pay. The reduction in time and pay will help the university achieve temporary salary savings. The program will be in effect from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.

ERIT is an optional tool that departments may choose to implement. In departments that choose to implement ERIT, an employee can request the department head’s approval to voluntarily reduce working time, within specific limits, from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 12 months in exchange for certain advantages. 

For represented employees, participation in ERIT is subject to collective bargaining. 

Employees should check with their local human resources office to determine whether the program is available and about their eligibility to participate in the program.

More information about ERIT is available here.