Reinstatement to Nonexempt Staff Positions
The following is the sequence of priorities of appointment among persons eligible for reinstatement in their Job Class, pursuant to VII-1.31-GC – UMGC Policy On Reemployment and Reinstatement:
Reinstatement from Active Military Duty
Reinstatement Subsequent to Prolonged Illness
Reinstatement After Layoff
When a laid off employee or an employee pending Layoff is Reinstated in a Nonexempt position, the employee's name shall be removed from all eligible lists for which the employee carried a Layoff or pending Layoff priority, except for the list involving the Job Class from which the employee was laid off and any eligible Job Class list for which the employee has competed under normal procedures or for which the employee has Reinstatement rights, in accordance with VII-1.31-GC – UMGC Policy On Reemployment and Reinstatement.
A Department Head may request that the CHRO or designee make an exception in the selection of a laid-off or pending Layoff employee carrying Reinstatement priority from an eligible list for a particular job vacancy. The Department Head shall submit to the CHRO or designee written documentation satisfactorily attesting to the need for the specialized knowledge, skills, or abilities for a particular job vacancy that the employee does not possess.
Employees on Leave of Absence Without Pay
The following provisions apply to employees on Leave of Absence Without Pay who are certified to the list of eligible employees with a layoff reinstatement priority:
An employee who is ready to return to duty from a Leave of Absence Without Pay and who has seniority points greater than those of laid-off employees shall be restored to duty in the first vacancy that occurs within the employee's last Department in the Job Class that he/she held when granted the Leave of Absence Without Pay.
An employee who is ready to return to duty from a Leave Of Absence Without Pay, and who has sufficient seniority points to be placed among the five employees having the greatest number of seniority points in the Job Class that the employee held when granted the Leave Of Absence Without Pay, shall be considered for appointment within his/her last Department.
An employee who is ready to return to duty from a Leave of Absence Without Pay under circumstances other than those enumerated in VII-1.31-GC – UMGC Policy On Reemployment and Reinstatement, Section IV.A- Reinstatement from Active Military Duty or Section IV. B. Reinstatement Subsequent to Prolonged Illness, or Section I.B.1. of these Procedures, shall be restored to the first vacancy that occurs with the employee's last Department in the Job Class that the person held when granted the Leave of Absence Without Pay.
A Department other than the former employee's last Department shall consider the persons in Section I.B.1. and I.B.2. of these Procedures as eligible for selection.
Reinstatement to Exempt and Overseas Staff Positions from Active Military Duty
An Exempt or Overseas Staff employee who leaves his/her position at UMGC to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, by either selective service or enlistment, shall be Reinstated in accordance with the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, 38 U.S.C. § 4301 et. seq. and its accompanying regulations (USERRA) and VII-7.23-GC - UMGC Policy on Time Off for Military Training and Military Administrative Time Off.