§ 9. Promotion Without Examination  


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  • The Commission recognizes the following situations in which it may authorize promotion of an eligible employee without competition:

    A. If a vacancy exists in a classification requiring peculiar and exceptional qualifications of a scientific, managerial, professional or educational nature, and the appointing authority establishes in writing to the satisfaction of the Commission that only one employee of the department has such qualifications, promotion may be approved.

    B. If a classification has been established with advance approval of the Commission for the purpose of training an employee for promotion to a higher classification, and the selection of the employee has been made with due regard for the requirements of the higher classification, the Commission may, upon recommendation of the appointing authority, approve the promotion without examination upon completion of suitable job training and satisfactory job performance as prescribed in the class specification for the higher classification. With advance approval of the Commission, a classification may be established for the purpose of training an employee for promotion to a higher classification upon completion of suitable job training and satisfactory job performance as prescribe in the class specification for the higher classification. When these qualifications have been met, and upon the recommendation of the agency head, the Commission may approve promotion without examination.

    C. If a vacancy exists in a classification other than sworn police and fire classifications in a given employing unit where there is no eligibility list from which a certified appointment may be made, and there is one qualified and interested employee for AFSCME, three or fewer qualified and interested employees for Non Represented or ten or fewer qualified and interested for CODE, the appointing authority may request and the Commission may approve a promotion without examination.