For the purpose of this Section 14, the term promotion shall mean:
- Any appointment from a classified position to any other classified position except to Parking Enforcement Officer, Community Liaison Officer, Fire Medic Cadet, Emergency Medical Technician, Community Engagement Cadet, and any positions within the sworn Police and Fire Fighting groups, and to any positions within the Non-Represented Management and Legislative Group; and be it:
- Any appointment from Parking Enforcement Officer, Community Liaison Officer, Community Engagement Cadet, and any classified positions within the sworn Police group to any other classified position in the sworn Police group.
- Any appointment from Fire Medic Cadet, Emergency Medical Technician, and any classified position in the sworn Fire Fighting group to any other classified position in the sworn Fire Fighting group.
Employees who meet the definition of promotion above may enter an examination on a promotion basis, if they can meet the following requirements:
- The employee must meet the minimum requirements for the position.
- The employee must have had a satisfactory performance evaluation rating at the time of the last rating prior to the examination. An employee who has a performance evaluation of "unsatisfactory" shall not be considered a promotional candidate until the employee has received a satisfactory evaluation in accordance with Section 15 of these Rules. The employee shall not be considered a promotional candidate within four months of the date of an unsatisfactory performance evaluation, except in the case of the promotional or transferee probationer found unsatisfactory in performing the duties of the position to which the employee had been certified or transferred. When reinstated to the former position, such probationer shall assume the performance rating received at such former position, and if satisfactory, be eligible for consideration as a promotional candidate.
- The employee must have held a Classified position or positions for not less than two years prior to the examination date and shall during their tenure with the City have actually served for at least 2080 hours in regular certified appointments with no separation due to discharge, resignation or for periods longer than those fixed by the applicable bargaining unit agreements.
Employment prior to any resignation, or temporary, emergency or provisional employment shall not be counted, except that this latter provision shall not apply in the case of a regular employee who accepts temporary, emergency or provisional employment.