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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPEAL. Request made by an employee to the Board to review a layoff, dismissal, suspension or demotion.
APPLICANT. A person who has met all qualifications and is completing all required examinations.
APPOINTING AUTHORITY. The Department Director.
APPOINTMENT. The selection of an eligible person to fill a vacancy.
APPOINTMENT, ACTING. A temporary appointment to a higher classification for a period not to exceed 30 days.
APPOINTMENT, EMERGENCY. A temporary appointment made without regard to competition which shall not exceed 60 days and shall not be extended.
APPOINTMENT, SEASONAL. A temporary appointment made to meet work requirements occurring only during certain times of the year.
APPOINTMENT, TEMPORARY. An appointment for a specific and limited period of time to provide the Metro Government with work or a service of a temporary or transitory nature.
BOARD. The Louisville/Jefferson County Health, Air Pollution, and Planning Merit Board.
CANDIDATE. A person seeking admission to the examination process.
CERTIFICATION. The submission of a list of eligibles to the department director.
CLASSIFICATION. One or more positions having the same job title, job code, minimum requirements, and in the same salary grade.
CLASSIFIED SERVICE. All employees of the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, Louisville/Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District and Louisville/Jefferson County Planning Commission employed on or after July 1, 1986, except the directors, executive secretaries to the directors secretary-treasurer, Air Pollution Control Officer, assistant directors and division managers, shall be covered by the rules and regulations of this Merit Board. Those persons employed as assistant directors or division managers as of July 1, 1986 shall be covered by the rules and regulations of this Merit Board but any person hired as, or promoted to, the position of assistant director or division manager after July 1, 1986 shall not be covered by the rules and regulations of this Merit Board.
COVERED EMPLOYEE. An employee of either the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, Louisville/Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District, or Louisville/Jefferson County Planning Commission.
DAY. In all instances where day is referred to it shall be understood to mean the respective days of the week. In computing any period of time prescribed by these rules, if the day on which, or by which an act is required to be done falls on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or a day on which Human Resources is closed, the act may be done on the next day which is not one of the days just mentioned.
DEMOTION. The movement of an employee from one classification to another classification assigned to a lower salary grade.
DEPARTMENT. Either the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, the Louisville/Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District, or the Louisville/Jefferson County Planning Commission.
DISCIPLINE. Any effort to instruct or punish an employee concerning inappropriate conduct and behavior requiring redirection. Types of discipline may include counseling, warnings, reprimands, dismissals, suspensions, and demotions.
DISMISSAL. An involuntary separation.
ELIGIBILITY LIST, COMPETITIVE. A list of names of eligibles to be considered for appointment.
ELIGIBILITY LIST, PREFERRED EMPLOYMENT. A list of names of former regular covered employees separated from employment as a result of layoff and eligible to be considered for reemployment.
ELIGIBILITY LIST, PROMOTIONAL. A list of names of eligibles in order of final earned rating compiled for a promotion classification based on promotional competitive examination.
ELIGIBILITY LIST, REEMPLOYMENT. A list of names of former regular covered employees who have resigned in good standing and are eligible to be reemployed within one year of their separation in positions assigned to the same classification as was last held prior to resignation.
ELIGIBLE. A person who has successfully completed all required numerically rated examinations and may be considered for further selection procedures or appointment.
EMPLOYEE. A person employed by the Metro Government in either the Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, Louisville/Jefferson County Air Pollution Control District or Louisville/Jefferson County Planning Commission.
EMPLOYEE, PROBATIONARY. An employee in the first six months of employment in a regular position.
EMPLOYEE, REGULAR. An employee who has completed an original probation period.
EMPLOYEE, SEASONAL. An employee whose services are required only during certain times of the year.
EMPLOYEE, TEMPORARY. An employee who is appointed for a specific and limited period of time not to exceed three months.
EQUIVALENT POSITION. A position of the same classification or the same minimum/maximum pay level.
EXHAUSTED. The state of an eligibility list when too few names remain on the list to provide the department director with an adequate number for selection.
FINAL EARNED RATING. A numerical score achieved by a candidate on the combination of all numerically rated components of the total examination process.
JOB DESCRIPTION. A written statement of the duties, responsibilities and qualifications requirements that are assigned to a classification.
LAYOFF. A separation due to a decrease in funds, a decrease in work load or reorganization.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE. An approved absence from work.
PASSING POINT. A numerical point value set for an examination or a segment of an examination such that all scores equal to it or above it are considered to be successful in that portion of the examination and all scores below it are considered to be unsuccessful.
POSITION. A collection of the duties and responsibilities which may be performed by one person.
PROBATION PERIOD. The first six months of employment during which an employee is required to demonstrate satisfactory performance of the duties of the position.
PROMOTION. The movement of an employee from one position to a position of another classification having a higher salary grade.
PUBLIC NOTICE. Delivering, personally or by mail, e-mail, written notice to each newspaper, news service, radio and television station which has on file with the Board a request to be notified; and to each Metro Council member, the Metro Council Clerk, the Mayor, each department director, each board member and by posting the notice in each department.
QUALIFICATIONS. The minimum requirements necessary to perform the work of positions assigned to a classification.
REASSIGNMENT. The movement of an employee, within the same department, from one position to another position of the same or similar salary grade.
REEMPLOYMENT. The hiring within one year of separation of a former regular employee.
REINSTATEMENT (BOARD). The reemployment of a former employee after review by the Board of an appeal of dismissal by the employee and findings and order of the Board directing reinstatement.
RESIGNATION. A voluntary separation.
SENIORITY. The status or priority given an employee based on length of service of the employee with the department or Metro Government, whichever is longer.
SEPARATION. The end of employment.
SUSPENSION. An involuntary leave of absence.
TRANSFER. The movement of an employee from a classification in one department to a classification in another department having the same or similar salary grade.
VALIDATION. The establishment of a relationship between a selection procedure and content and/or performance in the job.
VALUES. The relative weight assigned to each numerically rated component of the examination process.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 34.003) (Jeff. Ord. 8-1986, adopted and effective 6-24-1986; Merit Board rules revised 5-14-1992; Jeff. Am. Ord. 21-1995, adopted and effective 7-26-1995; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 245-2007, approved 11-12-2007)