No employee shall be required regularly to perform duties of a position outside of the classification to which they have been appointed. However, employees may be assigned temporarily duties outside their classification. In addition, under the conditions described in the Rules of the Civil Service Commission, a department head may temporarily assign to employees whatever duties are necessary to meet the requirements of an emergency situation.

The County shall not schedule work-out-of-class assignments in a manner so as to purposefully avoid paying work-out-of-class pay as described in this Section.

33.1     Reclassification Procedure

An employee may request in writing a re‑evaluation of their job based on significant changes in job content or significant discrepancies between job content and the classification description. Such written request shall be submitted to their department head. Following review by the department, a written response shall be submitted to the employee, the Union and the Human Resources Director within forty-five (45) days. In the written response, the department head will approve or deny the request for re-evaluation. If the department head approves the request for re-evaluation, Human Resources will schedule a reclassification study and will issue Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) form(s) to affected employees.

In the event the employee feels their request has been unreasonably denied and that they are performing duties of a position outside of the classification to which they have been appointed, they shall have the right to file a grievance in accordance with Section 38 – Grievances of the MOU.

In the event a position is reclassified, the re-classification shall be made effective retroactively to the first full pay period thirty (30) days after the Human Resources Department receives the completed Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) form(s).

In the event that the results of the study deny the employee the reclassification, the employee shall have the right to file an appeal in accordance with Civil Service Rule XIV, Section 1.B.