The following types of appointments exist within the career service:

A. Emergency Appointment.

1. When an emergency occurs requiring the immediate services of a person or persons, a request that an emergency appointment be made.

1. Justification for the emergency appointment shall be approved by the Chief Executive Officer before any personnel action is taken to effect an appointment.

2. An emergency appointment of an individual shall not exceed 30 calendar days unless the Chief Executive Officer extends the appointment up to a maximum of one additional 30-day period based on justification and continuing state of emergency.

3. Service in an emergency appointment shall not constitute a part of the employee’s probationary period.

B. Temporary Appointment.

1. Appointment to a temporary position shall have a specific time limitation and cannot exceed one year.

2. Established register certification and referral service are available for the in filing temporary positions. A temporary employee who has been appointed following certification from the register may enter a probationary period and subsequently gain permanent status when a change in needs results in the permanent availability of the position.

3. A permanent employee has the right to assume a temporary position and the right to resume a permanent position with status at the conclusion of such temporary appointment.

4. A temporary employee may be terminated from temporary service without the right of appeal or hearing after being given one full working day’s notice prior to the effective date of the termination.

5. Service in a temporary appointment shall not constitute a part of the employee’s probationary period.

C. Permanent Appointment.

1. Permanent Appointments are those with no time limitation.

2. Employee who receives appointments to permanent positions from the open competitive register shall serve a probationary period of one year, if they have not completed an earlier probationary period. This probationary period will provide the selecting authority with the opportunity to observe a new employee’s work, to train and aid the new employee in adjusting to his/her position, and to terminate any employee whose work performance fails to meet the required standards. Time spent in temporary and emergency appointments even though there is no break in service, in creditable toward the probationary period.

3. Conversion of a probationary employee to a non-probationary status shall be automatic unless the person is dismissed under provision of (Sections 2.7 or 2.8).

4. Veterans and their widows who are not remarried and are in probationary status will be granted seniority preference within the rank of the permanent employees until the —————–

5. ——————-during the probationary period after being given written notice stating the reason therefore five working days prior to the effective date of dismissal. However, if LBJ-ASMC Authority believes the good of the service requires the immediate dismissal of the probationary employee, written notice of only one full working day prior to the effective date of the dismissal will be required. The reasons for the dismissal shall be filled with the Chief Executive Officer.

6. An employee dismissed during a probationary period shall not have the right to appeal the dismissal. When proper advance notice of the dismissal is not given, the employee may enter an appeal for payment of salary for up to five days which the employee would have worked and proper notice been given. If such a claim is sustained, the employee will be entitled to the appropriate payment of salary but will not be entitled to reemployment in his position.

7. An employee facing reduction-in-force may be transferred during a probationary period and continue to serve out his probationary period.

D. Reinstatement.

1. Any person who has received permanent appointment to a position in the career service, and who has separated therefrom, may be reinstated to a position with the same or similar duties to those previously performed, provided re-employment is not prohibited by regulations or laws relating to the re-employment of employees separated for cause or who have abandoned their positions.

2. Reinstatement to the same class of work or grade previously held in non-competitive.

History: Rule 06-98, eff. Mar. 3, 1999.