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75-2948. Layoff procedures; notice to director and affected employees; reemployment preference, when. (a) In accordance with rules and regulations adopted therefor, an appointing authority, with the approval of the secretary of administration, may lay off an employee in the classified service whenever the appointing authority deems it necessary by reason of shortage of work or funds, the return of an employee from authorized leave, or the abolition of a position or other material change in duties or organization.

The type of appointment, length of service and performance evaluations of employees shall be considered, in such manner as the rules and regulations shall provide, among the factors in determining the order of layoffs.

(b) The appointing authority shall give written notice to the director with a copy to the affected employee or employees of every proposed layoff and the reason therefor at least 30 calendar days before the effective date thereof, and the director shall make such orders relating thereto as the director considers necessary to secure compliance with the rules and regulations. Every permanent employee so laid off shall be placed in the appropriate reemployment pool, and the secretary of administration shall adopt rules and regulations pursuant to K.S.A. 75-3706 and amendments thereto detailing what preference is to be given persons in the reemployment pool, including assistance relating to job search and placement, skill identification and employment counselling.

History: L. 1941, ch. 358, § 24; L. 1945, ch. 321, § 2; L. 1971, ch. 273, § 2; L. 1978, ch. 332, § 16; L. 1981, ch. 335, § 6; L. 1995, ch. 213, § 12; December 17.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Reemployment preference, laid-off employees of certain closed institutions, see 75-4370.


1. Teaching and research personnel in institutions of higher learning in unclassified civil service; not protected hereunder. Kansas Bd. of Regents v. Pittsburg State Univ. Chap. of K-NEA, 233 Kan. 801, 827, 667 P.2d 306 (1983).

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