SMCCE 6.1 Reclassification of Position

An employee in a position reclassified downward shall have the right to either (1) transfer to a vacant position in his/her present classification in the same or another department, subject to the approval of the head of the department into which the transfer is proposed, or (2) continue in the same position in the lower classification at a “Y” rate of pay when the incumbent’s pay is higher than the maximum step of the salary range for the lower classification.