(a)   The length of city service necessary to qualify a person for promotion shall be prescribed by the board at the time of examination, provided that the time shall not be less than six months. This six-month minimum service requirement may be waived by the mayor upon recommendation of the director based on individual circumstances to meet organizational needs.
   (b)   SERVICE as used in this section means service as a result of regular appointment. Persons on leave of absence or on the reinstatement list, if otherwise qualified, shall be eligible to take a promotional examination only with the approval of the board.
   (c)   If the employee is represented by a bargaining unit which has entered into an agreement with the city concerning eligibility for promotion, the terms of that agreement will govern that employee’s eligibility for promotion within that bargaining unit.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.134; 1992 Code, § 30-41)  (Ord. 87-91, passed 11-25-1991; Ord. 37-95, passed 3-6-1995; Ord. 28-00, passed 4-10-2000)