The provisions of this Section 14 shall apply when an occupied position is abolished resulting in a classified employee losing status in his/her assigned classification in his/her department.

A displaced employee will be transferred to any vacancy with equivalent FTE status in his/her classification in his/her home department. For the purpose of this section, the following shall be considered “departments”: Agriculture, Weights and Measures Assessor, County-Clerk Recorder & Chief Elections Officer Board of Supervisors Child Support Services Controller

The classifications in a flexibly staffed series are treated as one classification for purposes of layoff. When a classification has formal numbered options, each of which specifies separate hiring criteria, each option shall be treated as a separate classification for layoff purposes.

No permanent employee shall be laid off while employees working in extra-help, seasonal, temporary, provisional, or probationary status are retained in the same classification unless that employee has been offered the extra-help, seasonal, temporary, or provisional appointment. The order of layoff among employees not having permanent status shall be according

The department head will give at least thirty (30) days advance written notice to employees to be laid off except in an emergency situation in which case the Human Resources Director may authorize a shorter period of time.

14.1   Definition of Layoff Any department head may, with the Board of Supervisors approval, layoff employees because of lack of work, lack of funds, reorganization, or otherwise when in the best interest of the County.