About Middlebury Quick Facts Middlebury's Mission Governance President of Middlebury Senior Leadership College Handbook General Information Safety & Emergency College Governance Academics Athletics Library Information Technology Services Student Life Policies Student Finances Faculty Handbook Employee Handbook 1. Introduction 2. Employment 3. Employee Benefits 4. Time Away from Work 5. Payroll 6. Staff Compensation 7. Evaluating Job Performance 8. Employee Relations 9. Leaving Middlebury College 9.1 Leaving Middlebury College 9.2 Voluntary Termination of Employment: Resignation 9.3 Discharge 9.4 Retirement 9.5 Reduction in Force Other Policies and Information Previous Handbooks History and Traditions Middlebury Campus Centers & Facilities Fund for Innovation Copyright Privacy Site Editor Log On Home » About Middlebury » College Handbook » Employee Handbook » 9. Leaving Middlebury College » 9.3 Discharge 9.3 Discharge Discharge is defined as employment termination initiated by the College. In all cases of separation, final CTO payout may be withheld until keys, ID cards, and other College property are returned to the supervisor or the Human Resources Office.