What is a typical severance package for a staff position?

I work for a university. We are under a year-to-year contract. My contract was not renewed after almost 14 years of employment. I was a director for the university with good evaluations. There is no severance pay policy but I am told by HR that I can formally request one. What is fair to ask?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 8, 2003 12:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Trey Henderson

There is no standard severance in Texas. If you make a proposal, remember that you should start higher than you will utlimately take. There may be some negotiating. I suggest you ask for a certain number of weeks per year, i.e. 3 or 4 weeks per year of service. I suggest you consult a local attorney to devise a strategy. If you have any underlying claims, you may be able to get more severance.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Sep 9, 2003 1:14 PM [EST]

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