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Ending the Appointment

Postdoctoral appointments may be terminated with a thirty-day notice by either party. In addition, appointments may be terminated at any time with a minimum:

  • thirty days’ notice if the funding support ends;
  • two weeks’ notice for failure to adhere to the expectations described above; or 
  • no notice in cases where ethical or compliance standards have been violated.

If Georgia Tech sponsors the visa of a postdoc and the employment ends prior to the original dates requested, the Office of International Education (for J1 visas and F1-OPT authorized by Georgia Tech) or Global Human Resources (for H1B, F1-OPT authorized by other institutions, and other visas) must be contacted prior to informing the postdoc of termination.

A postdoc may resign his or her appointment by submitting a written statement to the immediate supervisor. Thirty-days’ notice before the end date is standard, and as much time as is possible is preferred. When leaving Georgia Tech, the postdoc should also contact the Human Resources representative for the unit to ensure that all of the correct steps are taken. 

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Ending the Appointment