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File #: 15-194    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: POSITION RECLASSIFICATIONS Staff Contact: Jim Brown, Director, Human Resources and Risk Management
Attachments: 1. Classification Study Status Report for Council Meeting 3-24-15
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POSITION RECLASSIFICATIONS
Staff Contact: Jim Brown, Director, Human Resources and Risk Management
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for the City Council to authorize the City Manager to reclassify existing positions within the organization that have experienced a change in duties and/or responsibilities.
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Background

As the City seeks out ways to more innovatively provide city services, jobs must adapt to address those changes. Department Directors work closely with the Human Resources and Risk Management Department to conduct job studies and make these changes when necessary. At times this may require a change in job duties and/or responsibilities that places the job in a different job classification. When this occurs, a reclassification of the job is necessary. Reclassifications, while permitted under Human Resources Policy 301, do create a change to Schedule 9 of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-15 Budget. Human Resources Policy 301.II.A.4 states the following with regard to position reclassifications:

A position may be reclassified when the essential duties and responsibilities of the position change significantly through the addition or deletion of essential job functions. Positions may be reclassified to a higher or lower classification and pay range as a result of a job study. The recommendation made to the City Manager by the Human Resources & Risk Management Director and approved by the City Council is final. Classification decisions are not appealable or grievable.

a. When a filled position is reclassified to a class in a higher pay range, the employee occupying the position may receive a salary adjustment for the reclassification as determined by Human Resources. If the employee's current salary is less than the minimum of the new range the employee will be placed at the minimum of the new range.
b. If, at the time of the reclassification, an employee is receiving temporary a...

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