3.1.1 In cases where a work unit is to be relocated, departments or organizations shall provide all employees whose positions are to be relocated with written notice of the opportunity to choose whether they wish to move with the position or be treated as if they were subject to a work force adjustment situation.
3.1.2 Following written notification, employees must indicate, within a period of six months, their intention to move. If the employee's intention is not to move with the relocated position, the deputy head, after having considered relevant factors, can either provide the employee with a guarantee of a reasonable job offer or access to the Options set out in section 6.3 of this Directive.
3.1.3 Employees relocating with their work units shall be treated in accordance with the provisions of subsections 1.1.18 to 1.1.22.
3.1.4 Although departments or organizations will endeavour to respect employee location preferences, nothing precludes the department or organization from offering the relocated position to employees in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer from their deputy heads, after having spent as much time as operations permit looking for a reasonable job offer in the employee's location preference area.
3.1.5 Employees who are not in receipt of a guarantee of a reasonable job offer shall become opting employees and have access to the Options set out in Part VI of this Directive.