Prior to the adoption of Ord. 19230 on 09/18/2006, Section 19-53 read as follows.

    (a)     If the director believes the classification of a position should be changed, the director shall have a complete description of the position prepared. The director shall review the position description and, after discussing the matter with the affected employee and the employee's department head, make any recommended change in classification to the city manager.   All permanent city positions will be reviewed for appropriate classification on a schedule to be determined by the city manager.

    (b)     If a department head believes a position is improperly classified, the department head shall prepare a position description and submit the description and justification for reclassification to the director. The director shall discuss the matter with the department head and affected employee and make a recommendation to the city manager. If a department head wishes to change the duties of a position to the extent that a reclassification of the position would be required, the department head shall prepare a position description containing the proposed changes. The department head shall submit the description and justification for reclassification to the director for review and recommendation to the city manager.   Reorganization, reclassification, new classification and special requests will be reviewed by the director on an annual basis, normally during preparation of the annual budget.

    (c)    If an employee believes the employee's position is improperly classified, the employee may request the director to review the position. The request shall be in writing and shall explain in detail the facts upon which the request is based. The director shall request the employee's department head to comment on the employee's request. The director shall review the position and make a recommendation to the city manager.

    (d c )    Reclassification recommendations shall normally be considered by the city manager during preparation of the annual budget. The city manager may, however, consider reclassifications at any time. The city manager shall not reclassify a permanent position unless the city council has provided for the reclassified position in the authorized personnel section of the annual budget.

(Code 1964, § 22.430; Ord. No. 15958, § 2, 4-19-99; Ord. No. 17016, § 1, 9-17-01)