Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18254 on 09/20/2004, Section 19-193 read as follows.

    At any time during the probationary or qualifying period, the department head may remove an employee, if, in his/her the department head’s opinion, such employee is unable or unwilling to perform the duties of the position satisfactorily or the employee's attitude, habits or dependability do not merit continuation in the service. An employee removed during the probationary or qualifying period cannot appeal such removal to the personnel advisory board. Employees promoted or transferred into a position who do not successfully complete a qualifying period may be demoted into their previous or similar classification, provided such position is available (vacant) and is authorized in the budget, or may at the request of the department head be authorized and established by the city manager as a temporary position. If such a position is not available, the employee may be placed on priority reemployment or transfer certification lists for recommendation of the department head.

(Code 1964, § 22.1030)