10.5     Abolition of Position

The provisions of this Section 10 shall apply when an occupied posi­tion is abolished resulting in a classified employee losing status in his/her assigned classification in his/her assigned department.

10.6 In the event that an employee’s position is abolished and he/she is unable to displace another County employee as provided in this Section 10, such employee shall receive reimbursement of one week of pay for each full year (2080 hours) of regular service to the County and 50% of the cash value of his/her unused sick leave; provided that he/she shall be eligible for reimbursement only if he/she remains in the service of the County until his/her services are no longer required by the department head. The County shall make every effort to secure comparable employment for the displaced employee in other agencies, and if such employment is secured, the employee will not be entitled to the aforementioned reimbursement.

10.7 The County will pay the County premium for six (6) months of medical coverage only for employees who are laid off. This coverage is contingent on the following conditions;
1. The employee has not refused a County job offer.
2. The employee is unemployed.
3. The employee continues to pay their share of the premium.