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Article 7: Seniority

Collective Bargaining Agreement for Maintenance and Operations

7.1

Following completion of the probationary period, regular full-time and regular part-time employees shall have College seniority and departmental seniority within their job classification and full time/part-time status.

7.1.1

College Seniority is defined as seniority dating from the employee's most recent starting date of employment with the College.

7.1.2

Departmental seniority is defined as the earliest date from which the employee had been continuously hired in the Department.

7.2

The probationary period may be extended for an additional period, not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days, at the discretion of the supervisor.

7.3

Seniority shall be broken in circumstances including but not limited to:

7.3.1

If the employee quits;

7.3.2

If the employee is involuntarily terminated;

7.3.3

If the employee fails to return to work within any time period established pursuant to a layoff/recall notice;

7.3.4

If an employee is on layoff status exceeding six (6) months in duration;

7.3.5

If the employee is absent from work for three (3) or more consecutive working days without advising the College during such absence, except when it is determined by the College that circumstances of such absence were justified and precluded giving notification.