AFSCME: 29. Promotion

29.1   Examinations

  • Open Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete.
  • General Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees who have served at least six months in such status prior to the date of the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names are on a reemployment list are also eligible provided they had served at least six months prior to lay off.

    Persons in unclassified positions, who previously held positions in the classified service and who did not have a break in County service between the classified and unclassified appointments are eligible to compete provided that they have at least six months total service prior to the final date to file an application.

  • Departmental Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees of the specific department in which a promotional opportunity exists who have served at least six months in such status prior to the date of the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names appear on the appropriate departmental reemployment eligible list are also eligible provided they had served at least six months prior to layoff.
  • Open and Promotional Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete. In addition, any person competing in this type of an examination, and who meets the criteria described in (2) above, shall have 5 points added to the final passing score.
  • Veterans preference shall not apply to promotional examinations.