SMCCE Section 26. Geographical Displacement

(1) Employee Preference If a majority of employees in the same classification or organizational unit working in the same geographical location are to be transferred to one (1) or more work locations in different cities, such 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. The County shall discuss these criteria with the Council before selecting employees for transfer.

(2) Non-Disciplinary Disposition If it becomes necessary to transfer permanently one (1) or more employees from one geographical location to one (1) 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. 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.