Position Disruptions and Job Losses

Many NASA members have been asking us to provide additional information on job losses across the university. We will be updating the information on this page on a monthly basis.

Please note that there is a combination of hard numbers and soft numbers on this page.

Elimination of a regular operating or regular trust position is recorded as a position disruption, and we have hard numbers on this category of reductions. Under the terms of the collective agreement, a NASA Labour Relations Officer (LRO) must be informed about a position disruption and would be in attendance to assist the member.

The employer does not consider an auxiliary employee who is not renewed to be a layoff, even if they would have been renewed under normal circumstances, so NASA does not get notice of these job reductions. We have extrapolated reduction information in this category based on headcount numbers either month-to-month or year-to-year.

Casual employees may still be listed as active employees even if they are not assigned any hours. We have based our headcount on members that are active and have worked at least some hours over the reporting period.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to NASA for help or advice, particularly if you are in one of those situations (like auxiliary non-renewal of your contract) for which NASA does not receive notification about your loss of employment. LROs are there for you too, but we need you to let us know hat you need help.

May 2021 Position DisruptionsThe data below are year-to-date totals for the 2021/22 fiscal year, which started on April 1, 2021. Data on casual and hourly staff reductions are based on data provided by the university and are calculated as of the last day of the most recent month (these numbers often change month-to-month due to seasonal variation in staffing needs). The data below are as of May 31, 2021.

2021/22 Year-to-Date Position Disruptions & Layoffs

The data below provide a historical comparison of position disruptions of regular operating and regular trust employees.

Position Disruptions 2015/16-2020/21

The data below provide a historical comparison at fiscal year end (March 31) of the total number of active, working Student Casual position; Casual 1 & 2, Supplementary Trades, and Auxiliary Hourly positions; and Auxiliary Salary positions.

Casual & Auxiliary Positions, Fiscal Year End, 2019-2021