Layoff lists provide opportunities for impacted employees to compete for certain vacancies. There are typically three lists available:
Permanent general government employees may remain on a list up to two years from the date of layoff.
Higher education institutions have their own statewide and internal layoff lists. Employees interested in those lists must apply at the individual institutions.
Only candidates who possess the competencies and other position requirements may be certified from the list. Note: Competencies must be based on job analysis or other documented criteria.
Under Washington State's Civil Service Rules, layoff candidates are given special consideration as follows:
An employer may require a six-month transition review period for any employee hired off of a layoff list or the GGTP.
An individual must be removed from a layoff list upon the individual's:
The employee may also be removed from the layoff list for a class when:
Employers must develop a procedure that specifies how they will review the removal of an individual's name from a layoff list. The procedure must specify that the review will be conducted by someone not involved in the removal.
An individual whose name has been removed from a layoff list must be notified in writing at the time of removal. The notification must provide the specific reason for the removal and inform the individual of the right to request a review.