AFSCME: 32. Geographical Displacement

32.1 Employee Preference

If it becomes necessary to transfer permanently one or more employees from one geographical location to one or more work locations in different cities, employees at the original geographical location who are working in the affected classifications shall be given an opportunity to express their desires for transfer. In such cases the department head shall give consideration to length of service and transportation factors along with such job related criteria as he/she deems appropriate, provided where all of these criteria are relatively equal, length of service shall prevail. Nothing shall preclude a department head from temporarily assigning employees to work at a different geographical location when prompt action is required by the needs of the County. The County shall discuss these criteria with the Union before selecting employees for transfer.