The policy of the State regarding layoffs allows agencies to adjust the size of the work force as needs dictate. All full-time classified employees are eligible for layoff benefits. In some cases, restricted and part-time classified employees also have access to layoff benefits. The benefits include placement options within the employee's agency; preferential employment consideration prior to layoff in other agencies; preferential hiring in other agencies during leave without pay-layoff; and Re-Employment Opportunities (RE-OP) Pool. Employees to be affected by layoff must receive written notification at least two weeks before the date of layoff or placement. This policy should be used with Policy 1.57, Severance Benefits. Wage employees are not covered by the provisions of this policy or Policy, 1.57, Severance.