BCTC MOU Section 28: Promotion

28.1        Examinations

(1)        Open Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete.

(2)        General Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees who have served at least six (6) months in such status prior to the final filing date for the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who were laid off and whose names are on a reemployment list are also eligible provided they had served at least six (6) months prior to lay off. Persons in unclassified positions who previously held positions in the classified service who did not have a break in County service between the classified and unclassified appointments may compete if they have at least six (6) months of total service prior to the final date to file an application.

(3)        Departmental Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees of the department in which a promotional opportunity exists who have served at least six (6) months in such status prior to the final date for filing for the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names appear on the departmental reemployment eligible list are also eligible provided they had served at least six (6) months prior to lay off.

(4)        Open and Promotional Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job class may compete. In addition, any person competing in this type of an examination who meets the criteria described in (2) above, shall have five (5) points added to the final passing score.

(5)        Veterans preference shall not apply to promotional examinations.

28.2        Promotional Eligible Lists

(1)        General Promotional Eligible Lists: The names of applicants successful in general promotional examinations shall be placed on general promo­tional eligible lists for the classifications examined.

(2)        Departmental Promotional Eligible Lists: The names of applicants successful in departmental promotional examinations shall be placed on departmental promotional eligible lists for the classifications examined.

(3)        These lists shall take precedence over General Eligible Lists.

(4)        If, at the time of termination, an employee’s name appears on a promotional eligible list, his/her name shall be removed from the promotional list and placed on the open general eligible list for that classification in accordance with his/her final score.

28.3        Probationary Period – Permanent employees who promote to a higher class shall undergo the probationary period prescribed for that class, with the right to demote to their former class in their former department if a vacancy exists. If no vacancy exists the employee shall displace the least senior employee as determined by Rule XVI. If no less senior employee exists, the employee shall be removed from County service.