A. This chapter does not apply when positions are deleted from the budget by the:
(1) Governor's decision to omit an appropriation for a position from the budget bill as evidenced in the supporting documentation submitted in the budget;
(2) General Assembly's decision to strike out an appropriation for a position as evidenced in the budget bill or in the report of the budget committees; or
(3) Governor's decision pursuant to State Finance and Procurement Article, §7-213, Annotated Code of Maryland, with the approval of the Board of Public Works, to reduce an appropriation for a position included in the budget bill as enacted, as evidenced in the supporting documentation submitted to the Board of Public Works.
B. Career Service employees who are in positions that are to be abolished, discontinued, or vacated because of a change in Departmental organization or because of work stoppage, lack of funds, or lack of work, may be laid off.
C. Appointing authorities shall provide the Secretary with a proposed list of positions and the reason for the layoff. The Secretary shall review the request and, at the Secretary's discretion, approve or disapprove the recommended layoff.
D. Employees in positions to be abolished, discontinued, or vacated shall receive at least 30 days notice.
E. An employee who has been notified of an impending layoff may request to displace another employee with the fewest retention points in the same classification within an administration or the Department. At the Secretary's discretion, displacement may be limited to an organizational unit within an administration.