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(a) An appointment is not complete until a 12-month probation has elapsed. An interdepartmental promotion/transfer is not complete until a six-month probation has elapsed unless otherwise specified in a collective bargaining agreement. Completion of a probation period may be waived by the sending and receiving departments for an interdepartmental promotion/transfer. A probationer may be discharged or demoted at any time within a probationary period upon the recommendation of the head of the department. The department head shall notify the board at the end of the probation period as to acceptance or rejection of the probationer.
(b) A reclassification shall not require the completion of a probation period. The employee will progress in the normal prescribed intervals based on the effective date of his or her last increase unless the anniversary date is adjusted as the result of a change in the hourly or biweekly rate of pay.
(c) Should a probationer be absent from the job for more than 30 days during the probationary period, the probationary period will be extended for a period of time equal to the absence in order to enable the probationer to complete the full probationary period.
(d) Should a promoted probationary employee decide within 30 calendar days of promotion to return to his or her former position, the employee shall make the request to the current department head and shall be returned to the former position within ten calendar days of the request. Should a transferred probationary employee decide within 30 calendar days of transfer to return to his or her former position, the employee shall make the request to his or her current department head and may be returned to the former position within ten calendar days if that former position has not yet been filled or eliminated.
(1957 Rev. Ords., § 3.130; 1992 Code, § 30-42) (Ord. 2129, passed 2-5-1962; Ord. 84-75, passed 12-15-1975; Ord. 24-91, passed 3-25-1991; Ord. 87-91, passed 11-25-1991; Ord. 32-94, passed 4-11-1994; Ord. 28-00, passed 4-10-2000)