Section 19-194 Report.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16191 on 09/20/1999, Section 19-194 read as follows.
(a) At least fifteen (15) working days (three (3) calendar weeks for firefighting
continuous shift assignments) prior to the expiration of an employee's probationary or qualifying
period, the department head shall notify the director in writing whether the services of the
employee have been satisfactory and whether the department head desires to continue the
employee in the position. A copy of such notice shall be given to the employee. Should the
department head recommend the employee not be retained on a permanent basis, the employee
shall be removed from the position. Employees who satisfactorily complete their probationary or
qualifying period may be eligible to be considered for a salary adjustment, if their classification
has such a provision in the pay plan, and shall be eligible for full grievance appeal and fringe
benefit privileges. Employees serving a twelve (12) month probationary period shall be eligible
for full benefit privileges, including possible salary adjustment, six (6) months through their
twelve (12) months probationary or qualifying period. Employees serving an eighteen (18) month
probationary or qualifying period shall be eligible for full benefit privileges after six (6)
and shall be eligible for possible salary adjustment after twelve (12) months. Employees shall not
be eligible for appeal privileges until completion of the probationary or qualifying period.
(b) The intent of subsection (a) of this section is to provide for the orderly
administration of an
employee's probationary period. Failure of the probationary employee's department to notify the
director as required shall not shorten the probationary period or prevent the department from
discharging the employee or extending the employee's probationary period after the 15-day report
deadline but such action must occur prior to the scheduled expiration of the probationary period.
(Code 1964, § 22.1040; Ord. No. 14984, § 1, 9-16-96)