BUMPING SEQUENCE CHEAT SHEET
Step One: PKS Reduction Resolution states specific positions to be reduced
Step Two: Take the District Seniority list and identify the individuals that are in
the positions to be reduced or eliminated. For Multiple Subject
Services, you identify based on the least senior at the site. We
identify these folks by highlighting them on the Seniority list. This
tells us that these positions no longer exist in the District for the
upcoming school year.
Determine any “skipping” criteria – for example teaching principals,
special education teachers, etc. These will be built in skips and not
part of the bumping process regardless of seniority date.
Step Three: The employees that have just be indentified will now go through the
“Bumping” process to determine if they can bump another
employee or if they are laid off due to lack of availability to bump.
You start with the most senior person and work your way from the
bottom (least senior) of the list to determine if a “bump” can take
place. This determination is based on several factors including: (1)
Credentials (2) Subjects/Assignment (3) Ed Code Accommodations
(Alternative Education) (4) and previous teaching experience. We
take a different color and highlight the employee that has now been
You continue going through the entire list until there are no more
employees to bump. Through this process you will often have
several splits (combination of people that have been bumped to
accommodate a more senior employee) that create interesting
percentages to equal the employees time that was reduced or
eliminated. Example: You are a full time employee (1.00 FTE) –
you may be able to bump several others in order to add up to the
1.00 fte (.13/.63/.24).
Any employee who’s position was reduced or eliminated, and any
employee that was bumped by a more senior employee that is not
able to be placed into a position is then identified to receive a
I go through the entire bumping sequence 4 separate times and do not contact
Legal Council until they math all four times. Once they do, I/we hold a
conference call with legal council and do it all over again to determine if we all
agree with the sequence.
Once we get the okay to proceed from legal council, we send out the Notices by
the March 15th deadline.
Tie Breaker: Often times we will have employees with the same hire date. A Tie
Breaker Criteria is outlined in the PKS Resolution and any ties that may come
into play are handled based on the Tie Breaker Criteria outlined in the PKS
The entire bumping process takes approximately 3-4 hours each time that it is
done to assure accuracy and to research personnel files, etc. It takes an
additional 5-7 hours working with legal council to finalize the Bumping Sequence
prior to sending out the Notices (“Pink Slips”).