Voluntary Separation Program: What is a Voluntary Separation Program (VSP)?
The Voluntary Separation Program (VSP) is a state-approved incentive program that allows state agencies to realign resources and/or permanently downsize. The decision to implement a voluntary incentive program at Clemson University is made by a vice president (VP, division head, or dean and is based on the strategic business needs and priorities of the college/division. Approval is based on the college/division’s ability to demonstrate recurring cost savings. The VSP is designed to provide an incentive (up to one year’s base salary) to eligible employees to separate from the University within a timeframe established by the program. Participation is at the discretion of each eligible employee.