The University of Arizona is constantly evolving, and that means you and your colleagues will likely experience departmental reorganizations, leadership transitions, or new structures prompted by emerging partnerships and affiliations. Being professionally nimble and well prepared will position you to navigate these changes and make the most of the new opportunities they create. If you have concerns, we encourage you to raise them with your department's leadership and stay in contact with your supervisors regarding organizational plans.
It's easier to move through transitions with confidence when you are aware of your strengths and interests, in tune with employment trends and familiar with the resources available inside and outside the University. We hope you find the following tools and information helpful.
For comprehensive information about planning for, transitioning through, and thriving beyond University retirement, visit the Division of Human Resources' Road Ahead website.
Click here to link to UA retirement forms.
The following Job Separation Checklist & FAQs will guide you through key steps to take, information to find out, and things to know if you are ending your employment with the University.
The University of Arizona has contracted with two outplacement firms, Professional Development Strategies, and Right Management, to support employees affected by reductions in force, nonrenewals, or career transitions. Outplacement firms provide career transition services to help job seekers identify and land new employment. Examples include
In some cases a department may agree to pay for outplacement services when an employee is laid off or nonrenewed. Individual UA employees may also contact these vendors directly and pay out-of-pocket. If you identify yourself as a UA employee, you can receive the UA contracted rate.
PDS is a local Tucson firm that specializes in one-on-one, personalized service and crafting a customized resume. They have global capability but their network is focused in Arizona, New Mexico, and eastern California. Service packages range from one-day workshops (groups only), to 30-, 60-, 90-, or 180 days of weekly consultations with unlimited consultant access.
Phone: (602) 381-0011
Right Management is a global career and talent management firm, with offices worldwide. Clients can meet with consultants in-office or via various virtual environments. A sophisticated online client portal offers a wealth of information online. Service packages range from a half-day webinar to 1-, 3-, 6-, 9-, or 12-month packages geared to different levels of professionals.
Advisors offer phone and in-person consultations on a wide range of issues, including career guidance, layoff and nonrenewal advising, and employee relations. Targeted sessions are available for job separation advising, job search planning, résumé review, and mock interviewing. Please phone to set up an appointment.
UA Life & Work Connections offers free, voluntary, confidential services to help you address a range of personal and work-related concerns you may be experiencing, such as retirement planning, stress associated with change and transitions, and job and career difficulties. You can arrange an appointment for short-term counseling, referral to community resources, or information about assistance through your health benefit provider.
Phone: (520) 621-2493
One-Stop Career Centers: Pima County has several one-stop career centers that provide reemployment services including job search assistance, career counseling and assessment, workshops on employability skills, resume and practice interviewing, retraining/upgrading current skills, unemployment insurance information, use of computers and other office equipment, library resources.
Phone (520) 798-0500 for information.