Section 19-211 Separation because of curtailment of work.

    (a) In the event of separation because of curtailment of work or lack of funds, such reductions 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 service.)

    (1)    Temporary part-time employees.

     (2)    Temporary full-time employees or employees on specially budgeted programs.

    (3)    Permanent part-time employees serving probationary periods.

    (4)    Permanent part-time employees who have completed a probationary period.

    (5)    Permanent full-time budgeted employees serving probationary periods.

    (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 notice.

    (c) The names of employees separated due to lack of funds who have completed a probationary period shall be placed on "reemployment lists" for first consideration in case of 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 current classifications

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 to complaint procedure provisions of section 19-182.

(Code 1964, § 22.1260)