I. Layoff, Re-staffing, And Reappointment Of Bargaining Unit ESP
The provisions of Section I of this policy govern the CEO’s or designee’s decisions to layoff Board employees in educational support personnel classifications or job titles in bargaining units certified for the purposes of collective bargaining (“bargaining unit ESP employees”).
II.Layoff Of ESPs Not In Units Organized For Collective Bargaining
The provisions of Section II of this policy govern the CEO or designee’s decisions to layoff Board employees in educational support personnel classifications or job titles that are not in bargaining units recognized for the purposes of collective bargaining (“non-bargaining unit ESP employees”).
III. Notices And Communications With Laid Off Employees/addresses And Telephone Numbers
Laid off bargaining unit or non-bargaining unit ESP employees shall bear the burden of ensuring that the Department of Human Resources has their current telephone number, home address, and, where available, home or other electronic mail address. Laid off bargaining unit or non-bargaining unit ESP employees shall be responsible for submitting changes of address and contact information with the Department of Human Resources in accordance with its procedures. Except for the Notice of Layoff and post-layoff benefit notices, which the CEO or designee shall transmit to the laid off bargaining unit or non-bargaining unit ESP employee by regular or certified mail to their last home address that is on file at the Board’s Department of Human Resources, the CEO or designee may communicate offers of re-staffing, interim assignment, and interviews for positions telephonically, via regular mail or via electronic mail as the CEO or designee deems appropriate under the circumstances. If laid off bargaining unit or non-bargaining unit ESP employees cannot be reached at the telephone number, address or electronic mail address then on file with the Department of Human Resources within three (3) business days of the CEO or designee’s attempt to reach them, the CEO’s or designee’s obligation, if any, to offer to re-staff, assign on an interim basis or interview set forth in this policy, will be deemed satisfied and discharged.
IV. CEO’s Report To The Board Of All ESP Employees Laid Off
The CEO shall report the number of ESP employees laid off to the Board in the CEO’s quarterly report of personnel transactions as provided in Board Rule 4-1(b).
V. Effective Date
This policy is effective prospectively only with respect to ESPs who receive a notice of removal on or after September 26, 2007. Any ESP employee given a notice of removal prior to September 26, 2007 will be subject to the provisions of the predecessor to this policy, Board Report 03-0423-PO02, which was adopted on April 23, 2003.