32.1 Employee Preference
If it becomes necessary to transfer permanently one or more workers from one geographical location to one or more geographical locations in different cities, such workers 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 he/she deems appropriate, provided where all of these criteria are relatively equal, length of service shall prevail. The County shall discuss these criteria with the Union before selecting workers for transfer. Nothing shall preclude a department head from temporarily assigning workers to work at a different geographical location when prompt action is required by the needs of the County.
32.2 Non-Disciplinary Disposition
Workers shall not be transferred from one geographic location to another for disciplinary reasons.