§ 6.08.110. Appointments to lower-level positions.  


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  • A.

    For purposes of this section, "demotion" means reduction from a higher to a lower level position with the consent of the appointing authority, and without examination.

    B.

    When any person is voluntarily demoted from a position in which he has completed his probationary period, he shall be entitled to the highest existing step of the salary range of the position to which he is demoted that does not exceed his rate of pay immediately prior to the demotion.

    C.

    When any person is involuntarily demoted for disciplinary or performance reasons from a position in which he has completed his probationary period, the department head may place him on any step in the range of the lower position, which shall not be higher than the step rate held by the employee in the higher position.

    D.

    Upon demotion, a person shall retain the anniversary date held in the higher position, except as provided in subsection E of this section.

    E.

    If a person is voluntarily or involuntarily demoted from a position in which he has not completed his probationary period, the step rate of the position to which he is demoted shall be set as though he had never occupied the higher-level position. In this case, a person demoted to a former position shall have his former anniversary date in that position restored. A person demoted during a probationary period to a position not previously held by him shall be entitled to have the date of entry into the higher-level positions as his anniversary date.

    F.

    When a person on a higher-level position is appointed from an eligible list to a lower-level position, he may be appointed to any existing step within the range of the position to which he is appointed, not to exceed the step rate he held in his former position. Such appointment shall not set a new anniversary date. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection F, when a person on a higher-level position is appointed from an eligible list to a lower-level position prior to completion of his probationary period in said higher-level position, he shall be entitled to the salary step placement and step anniversary date otherwise provided by this paragraph or the step placement and step anniversary date to which he would be entitled if such person were demoting to said lower-level position in accordance with the provisions of subsection E above, whichever is the lesser.

(Ord. 6222 Ch. 1 Art. 5 § 78, 1953.)