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					                     HERNANDO COUNTY
                     Board of County Commissioners




 Policy Title:                                       Effective Date:      October 1, 2000


 Reclassification
                                                     Revision Date(s):    October 1, 2000
                                                                          January 1, 2007
                                                                          May 12, 2009


                                                     Latest Review:       May 12, 2009




 Policy Statement

 It is the intention of Hernando County that departments assign work within the scope of
 allocated positions and their classifications. However, when a position’s duties change
 substantially due to reasons beyond the control of the department, the job will be re-evaluated
 by Human Resources and a determination will be made whether the position needs to be
 classified to another grade.




Reclassification                                                                    HR03-13.1
                                          Procedure


A.      If a position is reclassified to a higher grade, the employee’s new salary shall be at a
        rate within the designated higher pay grade. This may result in a pay increase of a
        minimum of 5% or an adjustment to the minimum of the higher pay grade, whichever is
        greater. Increases above 5% must be approved by the Human Resources Director and
        County Administrator.

B.      If a position is reclassified to a lower grade and the incumbent’s present salary is above
        the maximum of the new pay grade, there may or may not be an adjustment to his/her
        present salary, depending on department budgetary restrictions. However, he/she will
        not be eligible for merit increases, cost of living increases or any other salary
        adjustment until such time that his/her salary falls within the range established for the
        position.

C.      If a position is reclassified to a lower grade and the incumbent’s salary is within the new
        pay grade, no salary adjustment needs to be made unless the department director
        deems it necessary for budgetary purposes.

D.      If a position is classified either higher or lower, the incumbent will not be required to
        serve another adjustment period nor will the anniversary date change.

E.      Department directors should submit all reclassification requests to Human Resources
        during the budget process. If due to unforeseen circumstances it is necessary to
        reclassify a position mid year, all reclassifications must be approved by the Human
        Resources Director and the County Administrator.




Reclassification                                                                         HR03-13.2

				
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