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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum B: SECTION 2 ASSIGNMENTS, VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS

2.2 Selection Process

Vacant positions shall whenever practical be filled by the promotion or voluntary transfer of employees, except administrative transfers (involuntary transfers). The latter shall not be for arbitrary or capricious reasons.

Minimum qualifications, performance and experience shall be established by the employer and equally applied to all persons. Posted positions will be filled on the basis of skill and ability, as determined by the employer. When such are relatively equal between employees, the senior employee making application for said position shall be transferred/promoted. Vacancies shall first be filled by employees who are in surplus.

Employees who receive a job transfer appointment to a vacancy shall serve no trial period and the appointment shall be considered permanent. Employees transferred under this section shall remain in the location to which they are transferred for at least one (1) year.

Employees who receive a lateral transfer appointment shall serve a three (3) month trial period in the new position. Except as stated below, employees receiving a lateral transfer appointment shall remain in the new location for at least one (1) year.

Employees who receive a promotional appointment shall serve a three (3) month trial period in the new position. Except as stated below, employees receiving a promotional appointment shall remain in the new location for at least one (1) year.

Pursuant to the criteria set forth in Section 2.3-1-e below, employees may, during their trial period, return by their choice or be returned by the employer to the same classification they left.

The rate of pay of newly hired, promoted or transferred employees shall be established in accordance with the appropriate salary tables attached to this Handbook.

The rate of pay of a demoted employee whose demotion is made at the employee's request or with the employee's concurrence shall be at the same step in the lower pay range as had been attained in the higher pay range prior to demotion.