For Employees Losing a job can be one of the most difficult situations an employee faces in his/her career. In today’s economic climate, that difficulty increases significantly. How does one move from the security of having a job today and being told soon that may not be the case? Many questions may arise and the situation can become overwhelming. The Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) recognizes the difficulties associated with losing a job. That is why we have developed the resources found on this site to help you through this critical time. Use the links on the right to find information on Reduction-in-Force (RIF) Guide to Benefits, articles on Coping with Job Loss, as well as Resources At-a-Glance. Please note: HB 834, signed into law by the Governor on August 21, 2013, made changes to the state’s Reduction In Force Priority policy. Key changes are that the priority given to the employee whose position has been reduced is satisfied (and terminated) when the employee accepts (or refuses) an offered position at the same or higher salary grade/salary grade equivalency or the same or higher salary rate as that of the position held by the employee at the time of official notification of reduction in force. Priority is also satisfied (and terminated) at the completion of the 12-month priority period.