Rule 9: Paid Administration

9-31: Promotion and re-promotion

Employee who was promoted at salary step 1 after the withdrawal of an offer of pay at step 7 suffered no harm under any career service rule, ordinance or charter provision, and therefore appeal based on withdrawal of the initial offer was dismissed. In re Mallard, CSA 129-05, 3 (2/23/06) (decided under former §9-61).

Promoted employee suffered no harm by withdrawal of original offer of pay at step 7 when he readily accepted a second offer at step 1, which represented a 20% increase in pay, so there was no need for agency to entice him further. In re Mallard, CSA 129-05, 3 (2/23/06).


9-33: Demotion 

Involuntary demotion with attendant loss of pay is defined as a demotion initiated through discipline, disqualification, or in lieu of separation during probation. In re Sullivan, CSA 44-08 (6/13/08).

Reclassification is not an involuntary demotion with attendant loss of pay under this section. In re Sullivan, CSA 44-08 (6/13/08).

Demotion in lieu of lay-off is involuntary, and therefore pay upon demotion shall be set in accordance with rule governing involuntary demotion. In re Rodriguez, CSA 106-04, 4 - 5 (3/2/05) (decided under former §9-63).

The phrase “at the top of the growth sector in a pay range” refers to the pay range for the position to which the employee is demoted, not the position from which the employee was demoted. In re Rodriguez, CSA 106-04, 6 (3/2/05) (decided under former §9-63).


9-40: Work assignment outside of job classification 

Sheriff’s Dept. Director’s claim to derive authority under this rule to appoint a major to acting division chief is without merit, as CSR 9 does not apply to employees in the Undersheriff pay schedule.  In re Anderson, Connors, 61-10, 63-10, 66-10, 67-10, 7 (12/22/2010).  

Rule does not contemplate additional pay for six days worked in a position out of appellant’s job classification. In re Van Dyck, CSA 143-05, 2 (2/16/06) (decided under former §7-80).

9-50        Recruitment and Retention Pay

This rule grants the career service board authority, in its sole discretion, to make a market adjustment in a pay practice or to create a temporary pay practice if certain conditions are met.  In re Anderson et al, CSA 78-08 to 124-08 (1/7/09).

Appeal of denial of pay adjustment based on hire of new employees at higher rate does not state a claim under § D of this rule, which grants CSB sole discretion to make market adjustments in pay practices.  In re Anderson et al, CSA 78-08 to 124-08 (1/7/09).

Appeal of denial of pay adjustment based on hire of new employees at higher rate does not state a claim under § E of this rule, which grants CSA personnel director sole discretion to adjust pay within same pay grade for current employees in order to eliminate pay inequity.  In re Anderson et al, CSA 78-08 to 124-08 (1/7/09).


9-62: Equipment differential 

Where appellant filed no grievance, jurisdiction to appeal denial of equipment pay differential is absent. In re Chavez, CSA 09-06 (3/6/06) (decided under former §9-92).

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