Filling a Vacancy: The Personnel Policy grants the City Administrator discretion, subject to approval by the Council, to recommend how a vacancy will be filled, as follows: The City Administrator or designee will determine if a vacancy will be filled through an open recruitment or by promotion, transfer or some other method. This determination will be made on a case-by-case basis. The majority of position vacancies will be filled through an open recruitment process. Position vacancies may be filled on an “acting” basis as needed.
Probation: The Personnel Policy provides for the following probationary period: Subject to the provisions of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, every original appointment and every promotional appointment, is subject to a probationary period of six (6) months, except for patrol officers, paid-on-call firefighters, and Department Heads who have a one-year probationary period. During the probationary period a probationary employee may be terminated at the sole discretion of the City.