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Sonoma County Prosecutors’ Association (SCPA)

2018 - 2019 SCPAMemorandum of Understanding: Article 16: Layoff Policy And Benefits

Sonoma County Prosecutors’ Association

16.1 Layoff – Applicability

The following layoff policy and benefits shall be applicable to regular full-time and part-time employees.  Neither the layoff nor the decision to layoff shall be grievable under this Memorandum or any County grievance procedure, policy, rule or regulation.

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16.2 Layoff – Notice

An employee may be laid off from his or her job class and regular County service three (3) weeks (twenty one (21) calendar days) after formal, written notice has been presented or mailed to the employee at his or her last known address.

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16.3 Layoff – Severance Period

The following layoff policy and benefits shall be applicable to regular full-time and part-time employees.  Neither the layoff nor the decision to layoff shall be grievable under this Memorandum or any County grievance procedure, policy, rule or regulation.

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16.4 Layoff – Medical Benefits

For employees who continue to be laid off from County service, and lack medical coverage, the County will make its usual medical insurance contribution for the first six (6) pay periods following layoff and one half (1/2) its usual contribution for the next six (6) pay periods following layoff.  Eligible employees will be offered the opportunity to continue coverage through COBRA.  If/when this medical severance is offered concurrently with COBRA continuation coverage, the eighteen (18) month COBRA continuation period shall be extended by each month of medical severance coverage to a maximum of twenty four (24) total months.

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