If an employee’s position is abolished and they are unable to displace another County employee as provided in Section 15, they shall receive one week of pay for each full year (2080 hours) of regular service to the County, up to a maximum of ten (10) weeks of pay and 50% of the cash value of their unused sick leave; provided that such employee shall be eligible for payment only if they remain in the service of the County until their 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, they will not be entitled to the aforementioned payment, which will be paid after the member’s County employment ends.

The County will pay the County share of 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.