Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-86 Step-up pay; multiple positions.
(a) Step-up pay. When a permanent or temporary
employee other than a fire department
emergency service employee, is required to assume the full responsibilities of a higher level
budgeted position for at least one-half (½) shift of at least four (4) hours, the employee shall
paid at the entrance (base) rate of the higher level position or five (5) percent above the
employee's present rate, whichever is greater, while so assigned.
Employees who work overtime
while in a stepped-up position shall receive overtime pay based on the stepped up rate of pay.
Step-up assignments for employees, other than fire department emergency service
employees, shall be approved in writing by the department head. The employee's time sheet will
specify the position to be filled, the circumstances which make the assignment necessary and the
starting date of the assignment. Step-up assignments shall not exceed thirty (30) work days or
unless recommended by the department head and approved by the director,
at which time
the department head shall request a permanent reclassification or appointment of the stepped-up
employee to an acting position.
Fire department emergency service employees may be assigned to stepup pay pursuant
procedures established by the fire chief and approved by the city manager. Clerical and
administrative employees working for the fire department on a 40hour basis shall be subject to
the same stepup rules as other city employees.
required to assume the
responsibilities of a higher level of employee shall be paid a flat rate
of fifty cents ($0.50) per hour in addition to their present salary for each level of responsibility
above their present rank, on an hour by hour basis.
The stepup pay rate of pay shall apply only
for that time actually worked in the higher level classification.
An employee shall be eligible for stepup pay only if
fully qualified for the higher level
assignment (as determined by proficiency examination or
judgment of the duly authorized
supervisor, considering such characteristics as the individual's training, experience, education,
reliability, and total work performance record). "Fully qualified" means the individual is
of performing the tasks without any closer supervision than is normally required of the position.
Stepup pay shall not be used to avoid requesting reclassification, to reward
outstanding service, or any purpose other than filling an existing position temporarily vacant or
as specially authorized by the department head.
(b) Policy against employment in multiple positions;
exceptions. It shall be the policy,
insofar as possible, to employ individuals in not more than one permanent position at one time.
Exceptions to this provision must have the written approval of the director and the city manager.
(See administrative rules for further clarification.)
(Code 1964, § 22.520(4)(B)(1)--(4); Ord. No. 14617 § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No.
14984, 9-16-96; Ord.
No. 17016, § 1, 9-17-01;
Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04
; Ord. No. 20064; § 1, 9-15-08; Ord. No.
20767, § 1, 9-20-10; Ord. No. 20789, §
; Ord. No. 21097, § 1, 9-19-11
(Ord. 21097, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20789, Amended, 10/18/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 20767, Amended, 09/20/2010, Prior Text; Ord. 20064, Amended, 09/15/2008, Prior Text; Ord. 18254, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text; Ord. 17016, Amended, 09/17/2001, Prior Text)