§ 33.43  DEMOTION.
   (A)   Family of positions. Where reduction in force involves a position that is included within a family of positions, each employee holding the position shall be ranked, based upon his length of service with the city.  The employee holding the position having a lesser length of service shall be demoted to the next lower position within the family of positions.  The City Manager shall give written notice of the demotion to each employee to be demoted.  Such order of demotion shall be effective on the 30th day after the giving of the notice.  If within ten days after the giving of the notice, an employee files with the City Manager a written statement declining the demotion, that employee's employment with the city shall be terminated effective on the 30th day after the giving of the notice.  Any employee who is demoted pursuant hereto, shall not be subject to further demotion, by a subsequent reduction in force order, for a period of one year after the effective date of the order of demotion.
   (B)   Request for reassignment.  An employee proposed to be demoted pursuant to division (A) of this section may request, subject to the approval of the City Manager, a reassignment to a lesser position in the family of positions.
   (C)   Positions not included within a family of positions.  Where an ordered reduction in force involves a position which is not included within a family of positions, if only one employee holds the position, he shall be terminated from the city's employment, effective on the 30th day after the giving of notice of termination by the City Manager.  If more than one employee holds such a position, all employees holding the position shall be ranked based upon their length of service with the city; an order of termination shall be given as to the employee or employees having the lesser lengths of service in the position.
   (D)   Salary determination.  An employee affected by this section shall be placed in the salary range of the position and the step closest to the salary held in the former position but not in excess thereof.
('83 Code, § 2.56.140)