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The DC Code: § 1-609.54 Employment-at-will.

Index1 Government Organization. (Refs & Annos)

Length of Employment       Maximum Severance

Up to 6 months             2 weeks of the employee's basic pay

6 months to 1 year         4 weeks of the employee's basic pay

1 to 3 years               8 weeks of the employee's basic pay

More than 3 years          10 weeks of the employee's basic pay.

a
An appointment to a position in the Management Supervisory Service shall be an at-will appointment. Management Supervisory Service employees shall be given a 15-day notice prior to termination. Upon termination, a person with Career or Educational Service status, or with Excepted Service status due to appointment as an attorney pursuant to § 1-609.09, may retreat, at the discretion of the personnel authority, within 3 months of the effective date of the termination, to a vacant position within the agency to which he or she was promoted for which he or she is qualified.
b
An individual appointed to the Management Supervisory Service pursuant to this section may be paid severance pay upon separation for non-disciplinary reasons according to the length of the individual's employment with the District government as follows:

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 1-610.54. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-115 repealed subsec. (b), which formerly read: "(b) Employees appointed to the Management Supervisory Service shall be given severance pay in accordance with subchapter XI of this chapter upon separation for non-disciplinary reasons." Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-124, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-603.01. For history of Law 19-115, see notes under § 1-608.01. Miscellaneous Notes Applicability of § 101(k) of D.C. Law 12-124: See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 1-609.51. DC CODE § 1-609.54 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 954, as added June 10, 1998, D.C. Law 12-124, § 101(k), 45 DCR 2464; Mar. 14, 2012, D.C. Law 19-115, § 2(f), 59 DCR 461.)