Upon reclassification of filled positions, the Human Resources Director shall determine whether the action constitutes an upward, lateral or downward movement of the level of the position.
(1) Downward: The incumbent will be assigned to a vacant position in the same department in the same class previously held. In lieu of reassignment, incumbents may accept a demotion in the reallocated position. If neither of these options are exercised, the layoff procedure in the Civil Service rules will be employed.
(2) Lateral: The status of the incumbent will remain unchanged in the class to which the position is reallocated.
(3) Upward: The Human Resources Director will grant status to the incumbent when either: 1) there has been no essential change in the duties and responsibilities of the position during the individual’s incumbency; or 2) there has been a gradual change in the duties and the incumbent has satisfactorily performed the higher level tasks for at least 6 months. If neither of the conditions listed above exist, the incumbent may be transferred, demoted, laid off or compete for the reallocated position as specified in the Civil Service Rules.