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.