(1) Employees who are laid off may take a voluntary demotion within the Sheriff’s Office or District Attorney’s Office to a class in which the employee had prior probationary or permanent status provided such a position is held by an employee with less seniority.
(2) Displaced employees may request the Human Resources Director to place their name on the promotional eligible list or open eligible list for any class for which, in the Director’s opinion, the employee is qualified. The employee’s name will be above the names of persons who have not been displaced, ranked in the order specified in subsection 15.2.
(3) Pursuant to the Civil Service Rules, an employee may with the approval of the Human Resources Director and the gaining department head demote or transfer to a vacant position in the Sheriff’s Office or District Attorney’s Office for which he/she possesses the necessary skills and fitness.
(4) At the sole discretion of the Human Resources Director, an employee may be allowed to transfer and displace a less senior employee in a position in the Sheriff’s Office or District Attorney’s Office in which he/she had prior probationary or permanent status and which the Director determines is equivalent with respect to duties and responsibilities to the position the employee presently occupies.
(5) A transfer is defined as a change from one position to another in the same class, the salary range of which is not more than 10.0% higher.
(6) Part-time employees shall not displace full-time employees, unless the part-time employee has held full-time status in the class.
(7) In addition to all other options, employees in classes at risk of being eliminated, as determined by the affected department head, may also be placed on the reinstatement list.