§ 1. Procedure for Layoff in Non-Uniformed Classifications  


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  • Employees may be laid off as a result of lack of funds within an agency. The appointing authority shall determine whether a lack of funds exists. Employees may be laid off as a result of lack of work within an agency. The appointing authority shall determine whether a lack of work exists. Employees may be laid off as a result of abolishment of positions within an agency. The appointing authority shall determine whether any positions should be abolished. Lack of funds, lack of work and abolishment are used here as defined by ORC 124.321. If there is a reduction of the work force, the appointing authority shall follow the procedures for laying off employees within each employing unit, unless otherwise stated, subject to the following modifications:

    A. The employee whose position has been abolished shall have the right to fill an available vacancy within the employee's classification;

    B. If the employee whose position has been abolished has more retention points than any other employee serving in the same classification, then the employee with the fewest retention points shall be displaced;

    C. If the employee whose position has been abolished has the fewest retention points in the classification, the employee shall have the right to fill an available vacancy in a lower classification in the classification series;

    D. If the employee whose position has been abolished has the fewest retention points in the classification, the employee shall displace the employee with the fewest retention points in the next or successively lower classification in the classification series;

    E. In the event of the four actions described not occurring, the employee shall be laid off.