(a)   Probationary Period. All classified, non-bargaining unit member appointments shall be for a probationary period of six months. The Commission may extend the probationary period for up to six additional months:
      (1)   If the appointee was accepted conditionally by the examining physician; or
      (2)     If the appointee was absent from duty during the probationary period. No appointment or promotion shall be deemed finally made until the appointee has satisfactorily served his his/her probationary period.
     (b)     Probationary Report.  Within the ten days before the end of the probationary period, or at the time of probationary separation, the appointing officer shall furnish the Commission with a performance report indicating whether the performance is satisfactory. If the appointing officer's decision is to remove the appointee, his communication to the Commission shall indicate the reason for such decision.
   (c)   Removal of Employee.
      (1)   Any probationary employee may be removed, without right of appeal to the Commission, after he has worked one-half of his probationary period.
      (2)   Earlier in the probationary period, a probationary employee may be removed for cause on any of the grounds referred to in 145.12 (b), but in such case he each shall be given a formal notice of dismissal and shall have the right to appeal to the Commission in accordance with 145.12 (c).
      (3)   Any employee failing to qualify in his or her probationary period shall be ineligible for any civil service examination for a period of two years, unless, in the judgment of the Commission, the cause of said employee's removal will not affect their usefulness in some other type of employment.
   (d)     Resumption of Former Position. It shall be the policy of the municipality that an employee not have to risk their tenure in order to better their status. Therefore, if any employee with civil service status fails to qualify during probation for a higher position, they shall be returned to their former position, or to one substantially similar, if the reason for failing probation would not affect their performance on their previous job.
(Ord. 1-17.  Passed 1-17-17.)