If a reduction in force becomes necessary, consideration will be given to the quality of each employee's past performance, the needs of the service, and seniority in determining those employees to be retained. Regular employees who are to be terminated due to reduction in force shall normally be given at least one pay period notice of the anticipated layoff. In addition, when subsequently created positions are to be filled, persons previously terminated will be given first consideration for appointment thereto.
(Ord. of 3-12-91, art. III, § 8)