Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Layoffs

  • Will all accumulated sick and vacation leave, compensatory and holiday compensatory time be paid out?

  • Can an employee who has been laid off apply for unemployment benefits?

  • Will an employee who is laid off continue to be covered under the State's health plan?

  • Will employees who are members of the State's health plan have to wait 60 days before being eligible for health insurance if they are rehired?

  • Will employees have the option of converting their basic group life insurance into an individual policy?

  • Can optional group life insurance be converted to an individual policy?

  • Do all employees have bumping rights?

  • What vacancies within the state can an employee who has been laid off apply for?

  • If an employee is laid off and then rehired on the basis of reemployment to a class that is assigned to a lower pay grade, will the employee be paid at the same rate of pay the employee was being paid before the layoff?

  • Will an employee be placed on probation if they are reemployed?

  • How will an employee's KPERS be effected by a layoff?

  • What will happen to any contributions an employee has made to deferred compensation?

  • Will contributions made to employee flexible spending accounts be lost?

  • Are agencies required to pay exempt employees their full salary if they are laid off during the middle of the workweek?

  • Are agencies required to pay employees for holiday compensatory time and compensatory time accrued as compensation for over time?

  • If an employee was receiving a longevity bonus before the layoff, will this be restored when the employee returns to a classified benefits eligible position?