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Rule 11: Definitions

11.1: Appointing Authority
11.2: Certification
11.3: Class
11.4: Classification Plan
11.5: Classified Service
11.6: Compensation Plan(s)
11.7: Demotion
11.8: Eligible
11.9: Layoff
11.10: Meet and Confer
11.11: Non-Pay Status
11.12: Pay Status
11.13: Personnel Action Form
11.14: Promotion
11.15: Salary Range
11.16: Suspension
11.17: Termination
11.18: Transfer
11.19: Y-Rate

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11.1: Appointing Authority
The term "Appointing Authority" shall mean the City Manager. The City Manager may delegate his or her power to appoint and remove employees for cause to any or all department heads and shall have sole authority to appoint department heads under his or her control.

11.2: Certification
The submission of names of eligibles from an appropriate list to an appointing authority by the Human Resources Director.

11.3: Class
All positions sufficiently similar in duties, authority, and responsibility to permit grouping under a common title, and for which similar qualifications may be required and a salary applied equitably.

11.4: Classification Plan. "Classification Plan" shall mean a list of titles of the classes of all regular, part-time, or temporary positions in the municipal services and a written specification defining each class. The class specifications shall include a summary statement of duties and responsibilities, report relationship, and minimum or desirable qualifications for appointment, and may include such other pertinent information as the Human Resources Director may deem desirable.

11.5: Classified Service
"Classified Service" shall include all positions in the City service not specifically included in the "Unclassified Service."

11.6: Compensation Plan(s)
The term "Compensation Plan" shall mean a plan adopted by resolution which includes all salary schedules by classification and any other form of compensation provided to employees either in the classified or unclassified City service and may be separated by unit.

11.7: Demotion
"Demotion" shall mean the movement of an employee from one class to another class having a lower maximum rate of pay. Demotions may be disciplinary or voluntary non-disciplinary actions.

11.8: Eligible
A person who has passed all components within the examination process and is entitled to certification for employment, subject to the provisions of the Personnel Rules.

11.9: Layoff
Separation of an employee from city service, without prejudice because of lack of work, lack of funds, reorganization, reduction in appropriation, abolition of position, or other reasons deemed appropriate by the City Council.

11.10: Meet and Confer
The term "Meet and Confer" shall have the same meaning as defined in State law.

11.11: Non-Pay Status
"Non-Pay Status" shall mean the period in which an employee is not at work and had been granted leave of absence without pay.

11.12: Pay Status
The term "Pay Status" shall mean the period in which an employee is at work, on vacation, sick leave, leave as the result of industrial injury, paid military leave, or any other approved leave of absence with pay.

11.13: Personnel Action Form
"Personnel Action Form" shall mean the form prescribed by the Human Resources Director which shall govern any and all personnel actions including but not limited to change of address, salary, termination, etc.

11.14: Promotion
The term "Promotion" shall mean the movement of an employee from one class to another class having a higher maximum rate of pay.

11.15: Salary Range
"Salary Range" means a series of salary steps having a minimum and maximum. Salary ranges are assigned to each classification in the classified service and are found in the Compensation Plan.

11.16: Suspension
The term "Suspension" shall mean the temporary removal of an employee from a pay status for disciplinary reasons.

11.17: Termination
"Termination" shall mean the separation of an employee from municipal service. Termination may be by death, discharge, layoff, resignation, retirement, work completion, or lack of work or funds.

11.18: Transfer
"Transfer" shall mean the movement of an employee from one position to another position in the same classification, or from one classification to another classification that has the same maximum rate of pay.

11.19: Y-Rate
A pay rate which exceeds the maximum step of the salary range of the employee’s classification for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months.

June 2002

Last updated: 11/9/2009 3:48:14 PM