A. For permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees, the appointing authority, on an employee’s anniversary date, may grant a one step increase in salary provided the employee’s salary is not already at the maximum step in the range for the assigned class. A step increase may be granted at the six-month anniversary date as to any employee who is at the “A” step on the salary table for his or her classification and may be granted no sooner than one year (anniversary date) after receiving a prior step increase or one year (anniversary date) for an employee initially placed at a step other than the “A” step within his or her classification.
Such step increases shall be granted only if the appointing authority has determined that the employee’s performance has been satisfactory since the last step date or since a probationary appointment, whichever is more recent. The denial of a step increase shall not be deemed to constitute a form of disciplinary action against the employee.
B. If an employee’s (other than a probationary employee) performance has not been satisfactory, the appointing authority shall provide written notification to the employee specifying the reasons a step increase will not be granted. A copy of such notification shall be sent to the Auditor’s office. Such notification shall be provided prior to the employee’s step date. No such notice shall be required with regards to a probationary employee. A denied step increase may be subsequently granted by the appointing authority upon performance of a subsequent evaluation.
C. If two or more pay adjustments occur on the same effective date, such adjustments shall be made in the following sequence:
1. Adjustments to the table of pay rates;
2. Pay adjustment resulting from salary surveys;
3. Step increases; and
4. Pay adjustments resulting from promotions, reappointments, and position reallocations.
D. Longevity Pay. The Appointing Authority shall increase the salary of a permanent employee by a five percent longevity increase after five, 10, 15 and 20 years of continuous service. For the purpose of entitlement to longevity pay, work/years of continuous service shall be based on a full-time equivalent position (such that a 50 percent PTE employee needs the equivalent offive years of full-time employment to qualify for the longevity pay.) For the purpose ofthis subsection, any person rehired in the same classification within three years of his or her separation from County employment will be entitled to have his or her prior service counted in computing continuous service for the purpose of receiving longevity pay. This ordinance shall be deemed effective as to any employee rehired subsequent to January 1, 2005.