124.326 Layoff jurisdictions.

(A) The order of layoff and displacement shall apply within layoff jurisdictions. Each of the layoff jurisdictions, as defined in this section, is autonomous, and layoff, displacement, reinstatement, and reemployment procedures shall apply only within the jurisdiction affected by the layoff.

(B) The layoff jurisdictions are as follows:

(1) District layoff jurisdiction: the order of layoff shall be followed on a district-wide basis within each state agency, board, commission, or independent institution. The director of administrative services shall establish layoff districts for state agencies, boards, and commissions.

(2) County jurisdiction: within county agencies, the order of layoff shall be followed within each county appointing authority.

(3) University and college jurisdiction: each state-supported college and university is a separate, indivisible layoff jurisdiction throughout which the order of layoff shall be followed, except that a branch campus outside the layoff district of its main campus shall be considered a separate layoff jurisdiction. For purposes of division (B)(3) of this section, the Ohio agriculture research and development center shall be considered a branch campus of the Ohio state university.

The layoff jurisdiction described in division (B)(3) of this section shall not apply to employees who:

(a) Are laid off for a temporary period of up to one hundred ten consecutive days; or

(b) Have specialized skills, knowledge, or training necessary for the performance of their job.

A state-supported college or university may adopt rules pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to provide for the layoff of employees who are not subject to the lay-off jurisdiction described in division (B)(3) of this section but instead are subject to the lay-off jurisdiction described in division (B)(1) of this section.

(C) As used in this section, "independent institution" means an institution under the control of a managing officer or board of trustees with the power to appoint or remove employees as provided by statute.

Effective Date: 10-25-1995; 07-01-2007