The following types of in-service placement exist with the career service:

A. Promotion.

1. Insofar as practicable, consideration shall be given to employees within LBJ-ASMC Authority and vacancies filed as intra-division promotion before consideration of employees on open competitive register.

2. No employees shall be certified from a promotional register until that employee has gained permanent status; however, a probationary employee may be admitted to a promotional examination if the announcement for the position vacancy has an established closing date and if the employee has served three months of his probationary period. Employees who are otherwise qualified will be admitted to promotional examinations if they are within two months of the experience required of the minimum qualifications and are assigned to a position which provides qualifying experience.

3. Promotions are either competitive or non-competitive (Section 2.3).

4. An employee who is promoted into a class within LBJ-ASMC and who fails to satisfactorily complete the trial service period shall be given 15 calendar days written notice no earlier than 90 days after assuming the position. At the time the notice is received by the Chief Executive Officer the employee shall automatically revert to his former classification. An employee who is reverted does not have the right of appeal. If an employee is unable to be placed into another position at the end of a total of 180 days, he shall be terminated.

B. Reassignment

1. A transfer of a permanent employee from a position in another class having the same salary range may be made upon approval of the Chief Executive Officer if the employee has met the minimum qualifications for the position to which transfer is proposed. The Chief Executive Officer may require a qualifying examination.

2. Transfer of a permanent employee within LBJ-ASMCA may be made at any time with the approval of the selecting authorities concerned, provided employees who have been separated due to reduction-in-force have first been offered the transfer in accordance with their seniority. Report of the transfer shall be made to the Chief Executive Officer. Employees who transfer under the provisions of this Section shall not serve a trial period and shall be permanent employees.

3. Reassignments are either competitive or non-competitive (Section 2.3)

D. Detail.

1. “Details” are available to management to assist in meeting temporary needs of the LBJ-ASMCA’s work program when necessary services cannot be obtained by other desirable or practical means.

2. Emergency details are those made to meet emergencies occasioned by abnormal workload, change in mission or organization, or unanticipated vacancies. These may be made as necessary, subject to the provisions herein. Other details such as those pending official assignments, (i.e., pending recruitment and selection of the best qualified person for the position), should not be made until at least three months after initial appointment.

3. An appointment to a position in an acting capacity is a detail. A detail can be either competitive or non-competitive (Section 2.3) Details should be kept as short as possible.

4. Details for 30 calendar days or more shall be reported on the Notice of Official Personnel Action (LBJ-ASMCA Form 303), maintain as a permanent record in Official Personal Folders. Details for fewer than 30 calendar days need not be officially documented as LBJ-ASMCA Form where an employee is asked to serve in a higher position in an acting capacity, this should be recorded by memo whether also reported in the Notice of Official Personnel Action (LBJ-ASMCA Form 303) or not.

5. Human Resources Division is responsible for keeping details within the shortest practicable time limits and for making a continuing effort to secure necessary services through use of appropriate personnel actions.

6. An employee shall have the option of declining a non-emergency detail to a higher graded position if the detail is to be for 30 calendar days or longer, unless otherwise be awarded the pay of the higher position beginning on the 31st day of the detail, in which case the employee may not decline a non-emergency detail.

7. A detailed employee shall not achieve or lose any status by reason of the detail and upon termination of a detail the employee resuming his position shall be entitled to pay increments accrued during the period of the detail. If an employee’s increment date falls due while the employee is serving on a detail with the different salary, the increment shall apply to the salary of the original position and not to the salary of the position being held on a detail basis.

8. All details to higher grade positions will be confined to a maximum period of 120 days with the extension. If management fails to initiate an LBJ-ASMCA Form 303 to terminate the detail at the end of the stated period, the Human Resources Division shall initiate the action.

9. Detail appointments shall be from among those employees who are interested and available to accept such appointments when there are no individuals available who meet the minimum requirements. Primary consideration should, however, be given to eligible on LBJ-ASMCA promotional register for the class or for a related class as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.

(10) An employee who accepts a detail for 30 calendar days or more to a higher grade position shall be paid according to the rule regarding promotion. An employee accepting a detail for less than 30 calendar days shall retain his current salary.

(11) An employee shall not achieve permanent status in the position to which the employee has been detailed and upon termination of the detail shall resume former permanent position and salary including increments which may have accrued.

*12. A detail can be either competitive or non-competitive (Section 2.3).

*13. An acting appointment is detail of a temporary nature made from within the career service to a supervisory or managerial position.

D. Demotion.

1. Demotion may be disciplinary or non-disciplinary, voluntary or non-voluntary.

2. Demotion, in any instance other than a position being incorrectly classified, is the result of management assigning to an employee duties and responsibilities which are of a lower classification than those that are officially assigned to him.

E. The above and other in-service placement and appointment action are listed in the Personnel Manual and Procedures retained by Human Resources Division.

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