Section 19-87 Performance pay increases.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18254 on 09/20/2004, 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
permanent classified 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, a
n permanent classified 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 of the
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 performance and/or salary review
(as prescribed by the city manager
for a given classification) shall be
conducted as follows:
(1) Employees, other than police officers and firefighters, shall receive performance
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 as
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); Ord. No. 16618, § 1, 9-18-00)