Section 19-4 Definitions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 15958 on 04/19/1999, Section 19-4 read as follows.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated
in this section
and be subject to the provisions of this chapter:
The title given to all city positions having
the same general type of work with
relatively the same duties and level of responsibility. A grouping of city positions
substantially alike in duties and responsibilities and which require substantially the same
Classified service. All government offices and positions (full- and part-time)
placed in exempt or unclassified service by these policies and procedures.
Complaints. Any inequitable, unsafe, or malicious imposition upon an
employee by a superior,
coworker, subordinate, employee from another department or division or individuals somehow
associated with official business being conducted by the employee.
Confidential employee. Any public employee who works with or has access
subject to use by the public employer in negotiating or who works in a close continuing
relationship/capacity with public officers or representatives associated with negotiating on behalf
of the employer.
Curtailment of work. A situation in which the need for the employee's
services are no longer
required because the city no longer performs the function to which the employee was assigned, to
the degree that the same number of employees are needed.
Exempt service. City council members; municipal judge; members of boards
and committees; volunteer and other personnel who serve without pay; and consultants and
counsel rendering temporary professional service.
Grievance. Any dispute regarding the meaning, interpretation, application,
or alleged violation
of the terms and provisions of the existing personnel procedures, and/or collective bargaining
Lack of funds. A situation in which the city is forced to drop positions
because it does not have
the funds to pay the salaries of the incumbent employees.
Overtime rate. The overtime rate is the rate of pay equal to one and
one-half times the regular
rate of pay.
Pay status. An employee is in pay status when the employee is on duty
or on an authorized
leave other than leave of absence.
Permanent employees. A permanent appointment is one made to a position
intent of limitation, and intended to exist for at least one budget year. A permanent appointment
may be for a full-time position or a part-time position. In order to be considered a permanent
appointment, a part-time position shall be specifically planned, approved and budgeted for a
minimum of one thousand (1,000) hours per year.
Position. A unit of duties and responsibilities to be carried out by
one employee, normally on a
full work-year basis.
Probationary period. The period of time (either six (6), twelve (12)
or eighteen (18) months as
established in section 19-192) following initial placement in a city position, and regarded as an
integral part of the examination process and which shall be utilized for closely observing the
employee's work, for securing the most effective adjustment of a new employee to the position,
and for replacing any employee whose performance does not meet the required work standards.
An employee who has not successfully completed a probationary period and/or
extension thereof shall not have access to grievance or appeal privileges.
Qualifying period. The period of time (either six (6), twelve (12) or
eighteen (18) months as
established in section 19-192) following transfer or promotion from one classification to another
within city service, subsequent to the completion of a probationary period, shall be regarded as
an integral part of the examination process and shall be utilized for closely observing the
employee's work, for securing the most effective adjustment of a transferred or promoted
employee to the position, and for replacing any employee whose performance does not meet the
required work standards. An employee who has completed a probationary period and is serving a
qualifying period shall have grievance/complaint appeal privileges except in matters relating to
the employee's status in the position in which the employee is serving the qualifying period.
Supervisory employee. Any individual having the authority in the interest
of the employer to
hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline other
public employees, or the responsibility to direct them, or to adjust their grievances, or effectively
to recommend such actions, if in connection with the foregoing, exercise of such authority is not
merely of a routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment.
Temporary employees. Those individuals retained by the city on a limited,
with the intention of limiting their total number of hours worked as provided in this chapter.
Unclassified service. The city manager; city clerk, financial, research,
legal, other technical
personnel employed on special occasions, and any others who may be employed in an advisory
capacity; all department heads; members of the city manager's office; municipal judge; and
(Code 1964, § 22.110; Ord. No. 12386, § 1, 10-16-89; Ord. No. 14617, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord.
15035, § 1, 10-21-96)
Cross reference(s)--Definitions and rules of construction generally,