25 NCAC 01I .2003 PROMOTION
(a) A promotion is a change to a classification at a higher level. This may result from movement to another position or by the present position being reallocated to a higher classification as a result of increases in the level of duties and responsibilities.
(b) When it is feasible, a vacancy should be filled by promotion of a qualified permanent employee. Selection should be based upon demonstrated capacity, and quality of services. If promotion results from movement to another position, the candidate must possess the minimum training and experience for the class. If the promotion results from the present position being reallocated to a higher classification, the employee may be promoted by waiver of the stated training and experience requirements if he has satisfactorily performed for a minimum of three months prior to the reallocation.
(c) An employee in a work‑against appointment cannot be promoted, upon reallocation of his position, by waiver of training and experience requirements until he has served at least one year in the work‑against class or until qualified for the new class. The incumbent in a work‑against situation must be promoted as soon as he meets the qualifications for the higher class or the position must be reallocated to the lower class.
(d) An employee in probationary or trainee status may be promoted to another position in a higher classification if the person is qualified for such an appointment. The employee's probationary period will continue until performance meets the required standard, as certified by the appointing authority, except that in no case shall the duration be longer than nine months after initial probationary appointment (unless the person is in trainee status).
(e) An employee in probationary status occupying a position at the time it is reallocated upward may be promoted to the new class if the person possesses the minimum training and experience requirements; if not qualified the employee shall remain at the former level working against the higher classification or be separated. If promoted during the probationary period, the employee will continue in probationary status until performance meets the required standard, but in no case shall the duration be longer than nine months after initial probationary appointment (unless the person is in trainee status).
History Note: Authority G.S. 126‑4;
Eff. August 3, 1992.