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Article Fifteen — Layoff and Recall

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15.1 Layoff.

15.1.1 Within a Job Classification.

Before any layoff within a job classification of any Regular Full-Time or Regular Part-Time Employees, Per Diem Employees in the job classification 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 job classification, probationary Employees in the job classification shall be laid off first, without regard to their individual periods of employment. Non-probationary Employees in that job classification 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.

15.1.2 Between Job Classifications.

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 Registered Nurse is assigned in a lower bargaining unit job classification, 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 Registered Nurse in such lower bargaining unit job. There shall be no effect on such Employee's recall rights as a result of this Section 15.1.2.

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 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 Within a Job Classification.

Whenever a vacancy occurs within a job classification in the bargaining unit, then the laid off Employee within the job classification with the most seniority will be recalled if he or she has the ability to do the work and, if not, the next senior Employee 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 only if he or she is willing to work the required full-time schedule of hours.