My Iona

Leaving Iona

Resignation and Termination

We try hard to make your employment at the University mutually rewarding. Sometimes, however, despite the University's best efforts, employees leave because they want to leave. They move, find themselves in different circumstances, or simply want a change. So, too, as an at will employer, the University retains the right to enlarge, reduce, make changes in, or terminate employees with or without reason. .

If you voluntarily resign, the amount of notice you are required to give your supervisor is equal to your annual vacation accrual. If you do not give the appropriate notice you will lose your accrued vacation.

All Iona University property including but not limited to keys, business cards, ID badge, parking permit, cell phones, credit cards, tools, uniforms, library books and computer related equipment must be returned to your supervisor upon termination.

Exit Interview

Upon voluntary separation from the University, employees may be scheduled for an exit interview with the Office of Human Resources to discuss their reasons for leaving and the coordination of applicable benefits. The purpose of the interview is to answer any questions upon separation from employment and to evaluate employment experience. In addition, employees will receive an exit survey via email where they're encouraged to provide feedback regarding our overall benefits package.

References for Employees

The Human Resources Department does not release information on employees who leave Iona University, except the employee's name, job title, date employed and last day worked. No other information is released.

Employment records are retained for seven years after the employee separates from the University, in keeping with the federal and state law and our document retention policy.

Terminal Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave

When you terminate, all accrued vacation minus used vacation time will be paid in your final paycheck. If you have less than three (3) months of service, you have not earned any vacation time and are not eligible for terminal vacation pay. The termination date is defined as the last date actually worked and is not extended by vacation time or holiday pay. If an employee is involuntarily discharged from his or her position (for example, in instances of gross misconduct, violation of campus policy or unlawful activity), payment of terminal vacation may be denied.

The University does not pay out accrued but unused sick or personal time.


University property issued to an employee must be returned to the University when they separate from employment or when requested by the supervisor. This includes but is not limited to keys, business cards, ID badges, parking permits, Iona-issued cell phones, credit cards, tools, uniforms, library books, and computer-related equipment that must be returned without copying or reproducing.