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POSITION TITLE CHANGES

Department: HUMAN RESOURCES & RISK MANAGEMENT

Effective Date:    4/1/97

Supersedes:    6-1-80

Staff Contact:    B. Nelson Glode

Approved by:    Jesse Tanner

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish policy and procedure for changing position titles.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

All departments/divisions.

3.0 REFERENCES:

Not applicable.

4.0 POLICY:

The titles assigned to city positions are reflected in the classification system and job descriptions. They are intended to quickly identify the positions in general descriptive terms. Job titles themselves are not used for salary or job comparison purposes, as the same work or position may be called by a variety of titles across agency lines.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

Not applicable.

6.0 PROCEDURE:

Occasionally positions may change in emphasis where as the title no longer appears an appropriate identification. In such cases and when not initiated by the Human Resources & Risk Management Department, the following procedure is:

6.1    Department head completes a Title Change Request form stating the proposed title and reasons for the request and submits to the:

6.2    Human Resources & Risk Management Administrator who reviews, evaluates, signs, and submits the request to the:

6.3    Mayor who reviews all information, approves or denies the request and returns it to the Human Resources & Risk Management Department.

6.4    If the request is approved, the Human Resources & Risk Management Department documents the change in all appropriate city and employee records.

6.5    Changes initiated by the Human Resources & Risk Management Department will be forwarded to the Mayor for approval. If approved, the Human Resources & Risk Management Department will ensure all affected employees are notified and all pertinent records and documents are changed.