§ 6.08.090. Appointments to higher-level positions.  


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  • A.

    For purposes of this section, a promotion is an appointment of an employee with at least six months' active service from a lower-level position:

    1.

    To a higher-level position from a promotional examination; or

    2.

    Along established promotional lines; or

    3.

    To a closely related higher-level position. The director of personnel shall determine if the positions are "closely related" or if the appointment is "along established promotional lines," as these phrases are used in this section.

    B.

    When a person is promoted, he shall be entitled to receive the step rate in the salary schedule of the new position which provides an increase in salary. A person who is compensated at a Y Rate which exceeds the top step of the salary range of his old position shall, upon promotion, be compensated at the step rate in the salary schedule of the new position which provides an increase in salary over the top step of the old position, provided that he shall not thereby suffer a reduction in salary.

    C.

    1.

    When the increase in salary provided for in subsection B of this section is less than the equivalent of a one-schedule increase in salary, the person shall be placed on the next higher step of the position to which he is appointed. Step advances thereafter shall be as otherwise provided.

    2.

    Effective with the pay period ending April 15, 2012 and upon notification to the board of supervisors by the chief executive officer that the human resources management system implementing this provision is fully operational, when the increase in salary provided for in subsection B of this section is less than the equivalent of a 2.7846 percent increase in salary, the person shall be placed on the next higher step of the position to which he is appointed. Step advances thereafter shall be as otherwise provided.

    D.

    1.

    When the increase in salary provided for in subsection B of this section is at least equivalent to a one-schedule increase in salary, but less than the equivalent of a two-schedule increase in salary, the person shall be entitled to advance to the next higher step of the position to which he was appointed in one-half of the time otherwise required. Step advances thereafter shall be as otherwise provided.

    2.

    Effective with the pay period ending April 15, 2012 and upon notification to the board of supervisors by the chief executive officer that the human resources management system implementing this provision is fully operational, when the increase in salary provided for in subsection B of this section is at least equivalent to a 2.7846 percent increase in salary, but less than the equivalent of a 5.6468 percent increase in salary, the person shall be entitled to advance to the next higher step of the position to which he was appointed in one-half of the time otherwise required. For recurrent positions where the increase provided for in subsection B is at least equivalent to a 2.7846 percent increase in salary, but less than the equivalent of a 5.6468 percent increase in salary, such persons shall be entitled to advance to the next higher step upon completion of 50 days (400 hours) of active service. Step advances thereafter shall be as otherwise provided.

    E.

    When a person is appointed from a lower-level position to a higher-level position and such appointment does not meet the criteria established in subsection A of this section, he may be appointed to any step within the range of the position to which he is appointed not to exceed the salary rate he would have received had the appointment met the criteria of subsection A of this section.

    F.

    The effective date of any change of status pursuant to this section shall set a new anniversary date.

(Ord. 2014-0005 § 6, 2014; Ord. 2012-0017 § 13, 2012; Ord. 6222 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 77, 1953.)