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. Downward: The incumbent will be assigned to a vacant position in the same department in the same class previously held.  In lieu of reassignment, the incumbent may accept a demotion in the reallocated position.  If neither of these options is exercised, the layoff procedure in the Civil Service rules will be employed. Lateral: The status of the incumbent will remain unchanged in the class to which the position is reallocated. Upward: The Human Resources Director will grant statusRead More →