SMCCE 12.3 Precedence by Employment Status

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

(1) Seasonal

(2) Temporary

(3) Provisional

(4) Probationary: among probationary employees in a given classification, order of layoff shall be according to reverse order of seniority as determined by total continuous County civil service, not continuous time in that probationary period.

Seniority

Layoffs shall be by job classification according to reverse order of seniority as determined by total continuous County civil service, except as specified above.

The following provisions shall apply in computing total continuous service:

(1) Time spent on military leave, leave to accept temporary employment outside the County government and leave to accept a position in the unclassified service shall count as County service.

(2) Periods of time during which an employee is required to be absent from his/her position by reason of an injury or disease for which he/she is entitled to and currently receiving Workers’ Compensation benefits shall be included in computing length of service for the purpose of determining that employee’s seniority rights.

(3) Time worked in a seasonal status shall not count as County service.

(4) Time worked in a permanent, probationary, provisional or temporary status shall count as County service. Part-time status shall count at the rate of one year of continuous employment for each two thousand eighty (2,080) straight-time hours worked.

If two or more employees have the same seniority, the examination scores for their present classification shall determine seniority.