§ 34.71  RATING SYSTEM.
   (A)   Police Department:
      (1)   Rank and Base Salary. All police officers within the Police Department shall be classified within the following ranks and shall be paid a monthly base salary consistent with the city's Administrative Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual in force and as amended from time to time and in the amount specified for the applicable grade in the Classification and Pay Schedule enacted by the Board of Commissioners as a part of its general budget for the current fiscal year;
         (a)   Recruit;
         (b)   Patrol officer;
         (c)   Corporal;
         (d)   Sergeant;
         (e)   Lieutenant;
         (f)   Captain;
         (g)   Major;
         (h)   Assistant Chief;
         (i)   Deputy Chief;
         (j)   Chief.
      No other rank shall be recognized within the Department except for those ranks established herein. Clerical or administrative employees of the Department who are not police officers are considered to be general classified employees of the city rather than employees subject to this section.
      (2)   Longevity Pay. Within grade or rank, each officer shall receive a $5 per month raise for each full year in grade. Officers who reach the maximum pay rate for their grade may nevertheless receive customary increases in longevity pay.
      (3)   Incentive Pay. The city has elected to participate in the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund, KRS 15.410 to 15.510, and officers who qualify may participate by receiving incentive pay during such time period as the city elects or qualifies for participation. The Commission may elect to discontinue or may not qualify for future participation in such program at any time, and no entitlement to funding as a salary supplement shall be created in favor of individual officers or the Department bar the city's participation in the program.
      (4)   Overtime Pay. Police officers whose rank and grade in the city's Classification and Pay System is non-exempt shall be entitled to overtime pay as provided in the city's Administrative Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual in force and as amended from time to time. The rate and amount of overtime pay to which any employee shall be calculated in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes and the regulations of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet governing overtime pay for "salaried" employees.
      (5)   Qualifications. All officers of the Police Department. shall meet the eligibility criteria of KRS 95.440 and any additional requirements imposed under this code shall achieve certified status under the provisions of KRS 15.380 to 15.402, and shall also meet qualifications under other applicable federal or state law and regulations which may apply to such individuals either at the time of their initial hire or from time to time thereafter if made retroactive to existing personnel by operation of law. Compliance with all eligibility, training and certification requirements imposed by federal and/or state law or mandated as a part of any existing or future federal or state program in which the city may participate including but not limited to programs for incentive pay or for grants-in-aid, shall be a condition of hiring or of continued employment.
      (6)   Seniority Within Rank. Officers within the same rank shall take precedence in chain of command by seniority if no higher ranking officer is present in a given situation or at a given time.
   (B)   Fire Department:
      (1)   Rank and Base Salary. All firefighters within the Fire Department shall be classified within the following ranks and shall be paid a monthly base salary consistent with the city's Administrative Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual in force and as amended from time to time and in the amount specified for the applicable grade in the Classification and Pay Schedule enacted by the Board of Commissioners as a part of its general budget for the current fiscal year:
         (a)   Recruit;
         (b)   Firefighter;
         (c)   Corporal;
         (d)   Sergeant;
         (e)   Lieutenant;
         (f)   Captain;
         (g)   Major;
         (h)   Assistant Chief;
         (i)   Deputy Chief;
         (j)   Chief.
      No other rank shall be recognized within the Department except for those ranks established herein. Clerical or administrative employees of the Department who are not firefighters are considered to be general classified employees of the city rather than employees subject to this section.
      (2)   Longevity Pay. Within grade or rank each firefighter shall receive a $5 per month raise for each full year in grade. Firefighters who reach the maximum pair rate for their grade may nevertheless receive customary increases in longevity pay.
      (3)   Incentive Pay. The city has elected to participate in the Professional Firefighters Foundation Program Fund KRS 95A.200 to 95A.300 and firefighters who qualify may participate by receiving incentive may during such time period as the city elects or qualifies for participation. The Commission shall elect to discontinue or may not qualify for future participation in such program at any time and no entitlement to funding as a salary supplement shall be created in-favor of individual firefighters or the Department by the city’s participation in the program,
      (4)   Overtime Pay. Firefighters whose rank and grade in the city's Classification and Pay System is non-exempt shall be entitled to overtime pay as provided in the city's Administrative Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual in force and as amended from time to time. The rate and amount of overtime pay to which any employee shall be calculated in accordance with the Kentucky Revised Statutes and the regulations of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet governing overtime pay for "salaried" employees.
      (5)   Qualifications. All firefighters of the Fire Department shall meet the eligibility criteria of KRS 95.440 and any additional requirements imposed under this code, and, so long as the city shall participate in the Professional Firefighters Foundation Program Fund, shall meet all criteria to remain eligible under the provisions of KRS 95A.200 to 95A.300 and shall also meet qualifications under any other applicable federal or state laws and regulations which may apply, such individuals either at the time of their initial hire or from time to time thereafter if made retroactive to existing personnel by operation of law. Compliance with all eligibility, training and certification requirements imposed by federal and/or state, law or mandated as a part of any existing or future federal or state program in which the city may participate, including but not limited to programs for incentive pay or for grants-in-aid, shall be a condition of hiring or of continued employment.
      (6)   Seniority within Rank. Firefighters within the same rank shall take precedence in chain of command by seniority if no higher ranking officer is present in a given situation or at a given time.
   (C)   At the time of the installation of this rating system no member of the Police or Fire Department will be reduced in pay or in respective rank existing at the date of institution of this system. After the enactment of this section, promotions and salary increases are to be made only in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter. No provision herein which would have the effect of  increasing compensation to any employee including but not limited to longevity pay shall apply retroactively but only prospectively as time is served under this subchapter.
(Ord. 320.2C, passed 11-6-81; Am. Ord. 88-3, passed 5-17-88; Am. Ord. 2002-1, passed 7-1-01; Am. Ord. 2014-03, passed 1-21-14)