Article Fifteen — Layoff and Recall

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15.1 Layoff.

15.1.1 Within a Region/Program

Before any layoff within a Region/Program of any Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Employees, Per Diem Employees in the Region/Program shall be released first, provided the remaining Employees have the qualifications and ability to perform the work and assume the responsibilities required. Thereafter, in the event of a layoff within a Region/Program, probationary Employees in the Region/Program shall be laid off first, without regard to their individual periods of employment. Non-probationary Employees in that Region/Program shall be the next to be laid off in the reverse order of their seniority provided the remaining Employees have the qualifications and ability to perform the work and assume the responsibilities required.

In the event of a staff reduction in a Region/Program, an Employee affected by that staff reduction shall have the option of transferring to another Program in which he/she previously worked for at least three months in the Region where he or she had been employed and bumping the junior Employee with less seniority in the Region/Program before being required to transfer to the same Program in another Region.

15.1.2 Between Regions/Programs

In the event a non-probationary Employee is scheduled to be laid off and there exists a vacant position, or a position to which a Per Diem Employee or a junior Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Employee is assigned in a different Region/Program, with regard to which such Employee to be laid off has the present ability to perform the work and assume the responsibilities required, then seniority shall prevail in assigning such Employee to such vacant position or in bumping and replacing such Per Diem Employee or junior Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Employee in such a different Region/Program, provided the Employee scheduled to be laid off is currently working in or previously worked for at least three months in the Program.

15.1.3 Part-Time and Full-Time Employees

Layoff and recall shall apply separately to Part-Time and Full-Time positions provided that laid off Part-Time and Full-Time Employees shall have recall rights to open positions in Programs where they have previously worked for at least three months if they have the qualifications, ability and experience to perform the work and assume the responsibilities involved and are willing to work the required schedule of hours.

15.2 Recall.

15.2.1 To A Vacancy

. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the bargaining unit, then the laid off Employee with the most seniority who previously worked in the Program for at least three months will be recalled if he or she has the ability to do the work and, if not, the next senior Employee who previously worked for at least three months in the Program will be recalled and so on in accordance with seniority before new hiring.

15.2.2 Probationers and Per Diems

.Neither probationary Employees who have been laid off nor Per Diem Employees who have been released have recall privileges.

15.2.3 Regular Part-Time Employees

.A Regular Part-Time Employee on layoff shall have recall rights to a full-time position in a Program where he/she previously worked for at least three months only if he or she is willing to work the required full-time schedule of hours.

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