Sec­tion 1.  Lay­off.  Where there is an impend­ing lay­off with respect to the offi­cers in the bar­gain­ing unit, the Employ­er shall inform the Union in writ­ing no lat­er than thir­ty (30) days pri­or to such lay­off and lay­offs may be ini­ti­at­ed by the Employ­er only where there are insuf­fi­cient funds to pay the offi­cers in the bar­gain­ing unit.  The Employ­er will pro­vide the Union with the names of all offi­cers to be laid off pri­or to the lay­off.  Pro­ba­tion­ary offi­cer, tem­po­rary and part-time offi­cers shall be laid off first, then offi­cers shall be laid off in accor­dance with their senior­i­ty.  The offi­cers with the least amount of senior­i­ty shall be laid off first.  All offi­cers shall receive notice in writ­ing of the lay­off at least thir­ty (30) days in advance of the effec­tive date of such lay­offs.  No offi­cer will be hired to per­form or per­mit­ted to per­form those duties nor­mal­ly per­formed by an offi­cer while any offi­cer is on lay­off status.

Any offi­cer who has been laid off shall be placed on the appro­pri­ate rein­state­ment list and shall be recalled on the basis of senior­i­ty in the Sheriff’s Department.

Sec­tion 2.  Recall.  Offi­cers shall be recalled from lay­off with­in each par­tic­u­lar job clas­si­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to their senior­i­ty.  No new offi­cers at all shall be hired until all offi­cers on lay­off in that par­tic­u­lar job clas­si­fi­ca­tion desir­ing to return to work shall have been giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to return to work.  Recall rights under this pro­vi­sion shall ter­mi­nate twen­­ty-four (24) months after lay­off.  In the event of recall, eli­gi­ble offi­cers shall receive notice of recall either by actu­al notice or by cer­ti­fied mail, return receipt request­ed.  It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of all offi­cers eli­gi­ble for recall to noti­fy the Sher­iff of their cur­rent address.  Upon receipt of the notice of recall, offi­cers shall have five (5) work­ing days to noti­fy the Sher­iff of their accep­tance of the recall.  The offi­cer shall have five (5) work­ing days there­after to report to duty.