§ 6.08.010. Rules for Application of Step Rates.  


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  • It is the intent of this Title 6 that positions compensated under the step plan shall be required to work a year at each step rate except as provided below. In those positions for which compensation is indicated in Section 6.28.050 by a schedule and level number on the Standardized Salary Schedule, the following general rules shall apply:

    A.

    Original appointment to these positions shall be at the rate designated as the first step, except in the case of transfer, demotion, or promotion.

    B.

    Except as provided otherwise in this section, step advances shall be granted upon completion of one year of continuous service in the same position until the top step is reached.

    C.

    1.

    Non-represented employees holding positions compensated at or below the salary schedules indicated below shall be advanced to the second step of the salary range upon completion of six months of continuous service.

    Schedule 68H, effective April 1, 2018
    Schedule 69E, effective October 1, 2018
    Schedule 70D, effective October 1, 2019
    Schedule 71C, effective October 1, 2020

     

    2.

    Represented employees holding positions compensated at or below the salary schedules indicated in Section 6.08.010, subsection C.1., as of the effective dates noted in their respective Memoranda of Understanding shall be advanced to the second step of the salary range upon completion of six months of continuous service.

    D.

    By specific action, the chief executive officer may approve step placement of an employee at any step within the established salary range for the position which he holds, provided that placements made pursuant to this section are reported to the board on a periodic basis. The chief executive officer may, in writing, delegate to an appointing authority the power to make such special step placements. Revocation of such delegation must be in writing. The succeeding step advancement in such a case will be made thereafter on a yearly basis unless an exception is specifically authorized.

    E.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Title 6, a person for whom an "unsatisfactory" or "improvement needed" performance evaluation has been filed with the director of personnel shall not be granted a step advancement in the position held when such rating was given until a "competent" or better rating is filed.

    F.

    Notwithstanding subsection B of this section, an employee shall not receive an annual step advance unless he has received a "competent" or better performance evaluation within the immediately preceding year, or has, as the resolution of a grievance, and for purposes of salary-step advancement only, been deemed "competent" by the director of personnel. The effective date of any step advance shall be determined as follows:

    1.

    An employee who is rated and/or deemed "competent" or better shall be granted a step advance on his step anniversary date.

    2.

    An employee who is rated "unsatisfactory" or "improvement needed" and, as a result, denied a step advance pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph, and is subsequently rated "competent" or better shall be granted a step advance effective on the date said rating of "competent" or better is given. The granting of said step advance shall not set a new anniversary date.

    (Ord. 2018-0047 § 8, 2018; Ord. 2015-0063 § 22, 2015; Ord. 2014-0005 § 5, 2014; Ord. 2013-0037 § 5, 2013; Ord. 2012-0017 § 11, 2012; Ord. 2006-0084 § 19, 2006; Ord. 2004-0040 § 3, 2004; Ord. 6222 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 70, 1953.)

    *  Editor's note: § 1 of Ordinance 87-0081 amended § 6.08.010. At the request of county counsel, however, § 1 was not codified.