Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21097 on 09/19/2011, Section 19-192 read as follows.


    (a) Every person transferred, demoted, promoted, appointed or reappointed to a permanent position with the city shall be required to complete a successful probationary or qualifying period of at least six (6) continuous months duration.

    (b) Individuals placed in entry-level police officer, fire-fighter ,   or airport safety officer or emergency telecommunicator  positions are required to complete a successful probationary or qualifying period of at least eighteen (18) continuous months. All other commissioned police and fire positions will serve a twelve-month probationary or qualifying period. Positions identified as ineligible for overtime in the city's pay plan, are required to complete a successful probationary or qualifying period of at least twelve (12) continuous months; other positions shall serve a six-month probationary or qualifying period.

    (c) The probationary or qualifying period shall begin immediately upon appointment to a permanent position. The probation or qualifying time period may be extended if deemed necessary by the department head. Such an extension must be processed as a personnel requisition, with review by the director.

    (d) Time spent in an "acting" capacity prior to receiving a permanent appointment to the same classification and department shall be considered as time spent as a probationary or qualifying employee in the position.

    (e) An employee who is promoted or transferred prior to completing a probationary period shall begin a new probationary (not qualifying) period in the new position, and shall have no grievance/appeal privileges until a probationary period is successfully completed in one classification. The employee shall, however, be eligible for benefits specified in these policies (or prorated equivalent thereof if in a permanent part-time position).

    (f) An employee whose position is reclassified will not be required to complete a new probationary or qualifying period. An employee whose position is reclassified prior to completing a probationary period will not complete a new probationary period, but shall be required to successfully complete the original probationary period.

(Code 1964, § 22.1020; Ord. No. 13115, § 1, 9-16-91; Ord. No. 14617, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 14984, § 1, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97; Ord. No. 17016, § 1, 9-17-01 ; Ord. No. 20438, § 1, 9-21-09)