Section 19-192 Duration.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17016 on 09/17/2001, Section 19-192 read as follows.
(a) Every person transferred, promoted, appointed or reappointed to a permanent
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 or fire-fighter 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
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
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
following the completion of six (6) months continuous service (or prorated equivalent
in a permanent part-time position).
(f) An employee whose position is reclassified will not be required to complete
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.
14984, § 1, 9-16-96; Ord. No. 15355, § 1, 9-15-97)