Employees shall be considered for salary step increases based on their appointment date or revised salary anniversary date. If an employee begins service later than the first business day of a biweekly pay period, or has changes which would cause the salary anniversary date to be on other than the first business day of a biweekly pay period, the salary anniversary date shall be determined from the first day of the following biweekly pay period.
Changes in an employee’s salary because of promotion, upward reclas¬sification, postponement of salary step increase, or special merit increase will set a new salary anniversary date as stated in the preceding paragraph. Employees rejected during the probationary period who revert to their former class shall return to the salary anniversary date held in the former class unless otherwise determined by the Human Resources Director. Employees’ salary anniversary dates shall not be affected by a transfer, downward reclassification or a demotion.
A permanent employee accepting provisional employment in a higher or different class in the Classified Service who reverts to the former class shall retain the salary anniversary date in the former class on the same basis as if there had been no such provisional appointment. Salary range adjustments for a class will not set a new salary anniversary date for employees serving in that class.
When recommended by the appointing authority and approved by the Human Resources Director, provisional and temporary employees shall be advanced to the next higher step upon completion of the periods of service prescribed in this Section, provided their service has been satisfactory. When recommended by the appointing authority and approved by the Human Resources Director, continuous service in a provisional, temporary, or extra help capacity shall be added to service in a regular established position to determine salary anniversary date, eligibility for salary increases, and vacation and sick leave accrual. Such service may not be added if it preceded a period of over 28 consecutive calendar days during which the employee was not in a pay status except when the absence was due to an approved leave of absence.