When an employee is reclassified downward, he/she shall continue in his/her present salary range, with cost of living adjustments, for two years, at which point the employee’s salary shall be frozen (“Y” – rated) until the salary assigned to the lower classification equals or exceeds such “Y” rate. The “Y” rate provisions of this Section shall not apply to layoffs, demotions, or other personnel actions resulting in an incumbent moving from one position to another.