Section 19-87 Performance pay increases.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16618 on 09/18/2000, Section 19-87 read as follows.
(a) Advancement to a higher salary rate within an established salary range shall
be called a
merit increase. The salary of each employee shall be reviewed by the department head in
conjunction with performance evaluations for the purpose of determining eligibility for salary
increase. All personnel records, attendance, citations, and length of service shall be considered in
making recommendations with major emphasis placed on the evaluation of efficiency and
effectiveness of performance of services rendered. After the above analysis by the department
head, and subject to the review of the director, an employee may be entitled to upward salary
adjustments until the established maximum salary for the classification has been reached.
(b) The department head shall submit the recommended increase and an evaluation
employee on appropriate forms to the director for review sufficiently in advance of the effective
date of the increase to allow time for review and consideration.
(c) Department heads may recommend to the director that merit pay increases
be granted to
individual employees at intervals more often than the normal increments. Such specific merit
increases shall be based upon exceptional performance of duties expected of the position.
(d) Required minimal
dates for annual or semi-annual performance
and/or salary reviews (as
prescribed by the city manager for a given classification) shall be computed from the date the
employee was last considered for such review. conducted as follows:
(1) Employees, other than police officers and firefighters, shall receive
salary reviews at mid-point and completion of probationary and qualifying periods, on the first
day of the pay period one year after completion of the probationary/qualifying period, then
(2) Police officers shall receive performance reviews
every six (6) months for three (3) years
from date of hire, then annually thereafter. Merit pay increase eligibility begins one year from
date of hire, then annually thereafter.
(3) Firefighters shall receive performance reviews
every six (6) months during the eighteen-month probationary period. Merit pay increase eligibility
begins one year from date of hire and
(e) Service requirements for advancement within pay ranges and for other purposes
specified in these regulations, shall have the implication of continuous full-time service, which
means employment in the city service without break or interruption, such as resignation, leave
without pay for more than two (2) calendar weeks, unauthorized leave, extended military leave,
and so forth.
(Code 1964, § 22.520(5)(a)--(e))