An employee may be laid off from his or her position twenty-one (21) calendar days after formal written notice has been presented or mailed by first class to the employee at his or her last known address with a copy to the Council.
Each person who has been laid off shall, in writing by certified mail, be offered restoration to a vacant position in the classification from which the employee was laid off, which the County determines to fill within two (2) years after the date the employee was laid off. The Water Agency shall make a reasonable attempt to notify an employee who is eligible for restoration. If an employee cannot be reached within thirty (30) calendar days, the right to restoration shall be forfeited. Should an employee not accept restoration within five (5) regular Water Agency business days after the receipt of the offer or should the employee decline to begin work within fifteen (15) regular Water Agency business days after the receipt of the offer, the employee shall be declared unavailable and shall forfeit the right to restoration unless a further offer of restoration is authorized by the Water Agency General Manager.
32.2.2 Order of Restoration
Whenever more than one person has been laid off in the same class in the Water Agency, the order of restoration shall be the last person of the order of layoff shall be offered restoration first, based on the date of layoff.
Whenever a person is unavailable for restoration, the next person who is eligible for restoration shall be offered restoration in the same manner and under the same conditions. Should there be no person available for restoration, the position may be filled by the Water Agency.
A person who has forfeited restoration may, within ten (10) regular Agency business days after forfeiture, request in writing to the Water Agency General Manager that he/she be considered for a further offer of restoration, should such occur within one (1) year after the layoff date. The request shall contain a full explanation of the reason for the person's unavailability. Within thirty (30) calendar days after the request is filled the Water Agency's General Manager shall either approve or deny the request. The Water Agency General Manager may specify conditions under which the further offer of restoration may be approved.
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