(a)   All original and promotional appointments to any position except as a sworn member of the Divisions of Police or Fire, shall be for a probationary period of ninety (90) days.  Original appointments to the positions of Patrol Officer and Fire Fighter shall be for a probationary period of two years.  The probationary period for promotional appointments as a sworn member of the Divisions of Police and Fire shall be for one year.
   (b)   No appointment or promotion shall be considered final until the employee has satisfactorily completed the probationary period.  The purpose of the probationary period is to evaluate the suitability, performance, and qualifications of the employee for permanent appointment to that position.
   (c)   If the service of the probationary employee is unsatisfactory he/she may be removed or reduced at any time by the appointing authority.
   (d)   The probationary period of any employee may be extended by the Commission for good cause shown upon written request of the appointing authority.
   (e)   Any probationary employee who is removed may request a review by the Commission.  Such request must be in writing and received by the Commission within ten (10) days of such removal.  The Commission shall review the procedure for such removal to ascertain that the removal was in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (f)   Subsections (a) through (e) hereof are specifically intended to supersede State Code provisions on the probationary period of original and promotional appointments.
(Ord. 86-06.  Passed 5-7-07.)