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Employee Handbook 2021-2022

Addendum B: SECTION 2 ASSIGNMENTS, VACANCIES AND TRANSFERS

2.3 Trial Period
  1. Definitions

    1. Promotion - Shall mean the permanent advancement of an employee from a position in a pay range to a position in a higher pay range.

    2. Job Transfer - Shall mean the permanent transfer of an employee from one department or division to another or from one geographic location to another and/ or from one work shift to another without change of job title or pay range.

    3. Lateral Transfer - Shall mean the permanent transfer of an employee from one job title to another job title in the same pay range.

    4. Demotion - Shall mean the permanent movement of an employee from a position in a pay range to another position in a lower pay range.

    5. Trial Period - Shall mean the three (3) month period following the date of promotion or transfer wherein such employee shall be on a three (3) month trial period during which time the employee may be returned to a job in the same pay level from which he/she came without prejudice at the option of the District or the employee. The employee or the District can only exercise this option within the above referenced three (3) month period. However, if there is no vacant position as is referenced above, the movement of the employee will occur when such a position becomes vacant. Under the latter circumstances, the moving party can void their option with written notice to the other. Additional pay increments that may be due a promoted employee shall not be due prior to the completion of six (6) months in the higher classified position.

  2. Application

    1. 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.

    2. Employees who receive a lateral transfer appointment shall serve a three (3) month trial period in the new position. Except when returned during the trial period to same classification they left under paragraph 1.e. above, employees receiving a lateral transfer appointment shall remain in the new location for at least one (1) year.

    3. Employees who receive a promotional appointment shall serve a three (3) month trial period in the new position. Except when returned during the trial period to same classification they left under paragraph 1.e. above, employees receiving a promotion appointment shall remain in the new location for at least one (1) year.