LEU MOU Section 29: Promotion

29.1     Examinations

  1. Open Examinations:  Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job class may compete.
  2. General Promotional Examinations:  Permanent and probationary employees who have served at least 6 months in such status prior to the date of the exam are eligible to compete.  Persons who have been laid off whose names are on a re­employment list are also eligible provided they had served at least 6 months prior to lay off.
  3. Departmental Promotional Examinations:  Permanent and probationary employees of the specific department in which a promotional opportunity exists who have served at least 6 months in such status prior to the date of the exam are eligible to compete.  Persons who have been laid off whose names appear on the appropriate departmental reemployment eligible list are also eligible provided they had served at least 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, and who meets the criteria described in (2) above, shall have 5 points added to the final passing score.
  5. Veterans preference shall not apply to promotional examinations.

 

29.2     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 classes 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 classes 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 competitive eligible list for that class in accordance with his/her final score.

 

29.3     Probationary Period
Permanent employees who are promoted to a higher class shall undergo the probationary period prescribed for the higher class, but shall have the right to demote to their former class in their former department if rejected during their probationary period if a vacancy in their former class exists.  If no vacancy exists, such employees shall be placed in the longest standing vacancy, as determined by the requisi­tion form date, County wide.  If no vacancy exists, such employees shall displace the least senior employee as determined by Rule XVI.  If no less senior position exists, then the employee shall be removed from County service.