The Employment Committee studies potential employee displacement problems due to programmatic changes or reductions, curtailments, relocations, reallocation of resources, consolidations and technological changes. The Committee makes recommendations for the solution of these problems, including but not limited to making available State job opportunities and resources, transitioning to work in the labor market beyond State employment, and the training or retraining of retrenched or high-risk employees for other employment. Funds are made available for:
- Employment Counseling and Placement Program
- Assists employees who are retrenched or who are perceived to be at high risk of retrenchment. Some of the areas covered include resume preparation, testing, books, supplies, counseling and placement fees, and travel costs.
- Retraining Fellowship Program
- Assists employees who are retrenched, or who have been notified of retrenchment, or are perceived to be at high risk of retrenchment, or whose retraining would accommodate shifting program needs.
- Enrollment Enhancement Program
- Provides funding to academic departments experiencing declining student enrollments for a project or activity that significantly enhances student enrollment.
The Campus Grants Program also provides funding for initiatives related to employment.