Attrition. Attrition means that as people leave their jobs because they retire, resign, transfer, die or are promoted then they may not be replaced. In addition or alternatively, there may be a partial or complete freeze on recruiting new employees or on promotions.
Attrition. The number of persons affected by a reduction in force will be kept to a minimum by not employing replacements insofar as practicable for employees who retire or resign or whose limited contracts are not renewed on the basis of performance. To achieve educational aims, however, it may be necessary to hire some replacements for some positions if other employees in the system do not possess the certification/licensure, qualifications and experience for the position and the position is one that needs to be filled. Attrition, moreover, may not be sufficient to accomplish a reduction in force in full.