Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-211 Separation because of curtailment of work.
(a) In the event of separation because of curtailment of work or lack of funds,
in force shall be limited to the department involved and shall be made in the following order:
(The order within each designated category shall be determined by the department head's
evaluation of the employee's relative value toward coping with the remaining work-load of the
department, giving consideration to classification and length and quality of city and departmental
(1) Temporary part-time employees.
(2) Temporary full-time employees or employees
on specially budgeted programs.
(3) Permanent part-time employees serving probationary
(4) Permanent part-time employees who have completed
a probationary period.
(5) Permanent full-time budgeted employees serving probationary
(6) Permanent full-time employees with probation completed.
Employees who have been promoted but who are serving a qualifying period at the time of such
reduction in force shall be considered as holding a position in the highest classification in which
they have completed a probationary or qualifying period.
(b) Employees separated because of lack of funds shall be given formal written
notice at least
two (2) weeks in advance of the date of separation or two (2) weeks of regular pay in lieu of such
(c) The names of employees separated due to lack of funds who have completed
probationary period shall be placed on "reemployment lists" for first consideration in case
call-backs in the same or similar capacity, provided the employee has requested such
consideration and is available at the time of recall.
(d) A department head may, with the approval of the city manager, elect to either:
(1) Reduce the total working hours of employees, and/or
(2) Reduce the level of payment and responsibility of
in order to minimize the effect of general lay-offs as determined by operational needs and
feasibility of administration of these options.
(e) Inconsistent/discriminatory application of this section shall be subject
procedure provisions of section 19-182.
(Code 1964, § 22.1260)