Permanent employees who are promoted to a higher classification shall undergo the probationary period prescribed for the higher classification, but shall have the right to demote to their former classification in their former department if a vacancy in their former classification exists. If no vacancy exists, such employees shall be

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. 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.

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