Washington State Civil Service Rules require employers to maintain in internal layoff list (See WAC 357-46-070).
Factors which impact maintenance of an internal layoff list include:
- Criteria and process to get on the list.
- Use of employment retention ratings.
- Integration with required referral processes (per Civil Service Rules and Collective Bargaining Agreements).
- Time limits for remaining on the list.
- Process for removing names from the list and notifying employees when they are no longer eligible.
- Employee appeal rights.
- Review requirements.
The internal layoff list must be made available to employees who have:
- Been laid off or are scheduled for layoff.
- Accepted a voluntary demotion in lieu of layoff.
- Accepted through layoff a less than comparable position.
- Been placed in a non-permanent position following reversion due to unsuccessful completion of a trial service period.
- Chosen to remain in a position after it was reallocated to a class with a lower salary range.
Employees on the list are eligible for:
- Classes in which they have held permanent status, and which have the same salary range as they class from which they were laid off, or a lower salary range.
- Lower level classes in the series from which they were laid off. Note: the employees need not have held permanent status in the lower level classes.