Section 19-192 Duration.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20438 on 09/21/2009, Section 19-192 read as follows.
(a) Every person transferred, 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.
Individuals placed in entry-level police officer
or airport safety officer
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
(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)