15.1 Application

Unless herein provided for in Section 15.3, in the event that an employee’s position is abolished and such employee is unable to displace another County employee as provided in Section 14 of this Memorandum of Understanding, such employee shall receive reimbursement of one week of pay for each full year (2080 hours) of regular service to the County, and fifty percent (50%) of the cash value of such employee’s unused sick leave; provided, however that such employee shall be eligible for reimbursement only if the employee 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.

Severance pay as described in Section 15.1 above shall not be denied because a full time employee refuses to take a position which requires twenty-nine (29) hours or less work per week.