For the purpose of determining seniority in layoffs described in this Rule, the following procedure shall be used. The seniority of a person serving in a class which is effected by a layoff, and who was appointed to that class prior to July 1, 1995, shall be determined by the date that such employee was certified and appointed to that class. The seniority of a person serving in a class which is effected by a layoff, and who was appointed on or after July 1, 1995, shall be determined by the date that such employee first reported for duty for employment in such class.
Whenever it becomes necessary in any division for lack of work or funds, or for other causes, to reduce the force in any class of positions, the appointing officer shall designate the class from which layoff shall take place. Persons serving in that class shall be laid off in the inverse order of their seniority in the manner described above. However, all temporary and provisional appointees in that class shall in all cases be separated first. For the purpose of this subsection, persons appointed to the same class on the same date shall be considered to have seniority in the order on which they appeared on the certification. When an employee has been laid off, the employee's name shall be placed on the appropriate reinstatement register, and the employee shall be reinstated in accordance with the reinstatement provisions of these Rules except that the employee may be reinstated at any time within two years after such layoff. The appointing officer shall give two weeks notice to any employee being laid off, except in cases of seasonal, temporary, intermittent, or similar employment or in cases of unforeseeable lack of work or funds.
If a class has been abolished and the position it described exists under a new class, then the seniority of employees who have held a position in the former class shall be determined as if the former class still existed.
If two or more classes have been included in one new class, seniority will be determined for all affected employees as if the classes had always been one class.
If a class or series of classes is abolished due to a cessation of a type of work and all incumbents are transferred to a new class or series of classes, their seniority with respect to each other will be determined by the process described above. If they are transferred into a class in which others hold positions or have held positions, their seniority with respect to those incumbents will be determined by the date of their transfer. As to all other persons, their seniority will be determined by the process described above.
If a series of classes has been abolished which are parallel and equal to another existing series, the employees holding positions within such classes shall have bumping rights as if their old classes had always been in the parallel series.
If a class has been regraded and an employee who formerly held a position within this class in a different grade reduces to it to avoid layoff, said employee will be reinstated to the class at the higher of the two grades.
Employees appointed under a multiple appointment shall be considered on layoff from those classes covered by the multiple appointment for the periods of time not worked in such classes. During these periods of time when the employee is considered on layoff from those classes not being worked, all layoff provisions of the Civil Service Rules shall apply.