An employee assigned by the County to perform the duties of a higher classification to fill an approved vacancy caused by resignation, termination, promotion, or an extended leave of absence, and who meets the minimum qualifications of the higher classification, shall be paid according to the salary of the scale for the new class which would constitute an increase in salary at the step most closely equivalent to five percent (5%) greater than the employee’s salary before promotion, but not less than the minimum salary of the new class, nor greater than the maximum salary of the new class. The employee shall receive this salary as long as the employee continues to serve in the higher classification and shall be entitled to receive increases for the position in accordance with the Merit Increase Section of this Memorandum as though the employee had been appointed on the day that the employee began to receive the salary designated for the position. Each subsequent time the employee is assigned to fill a vacancy in the same higher classification, the employee will be entitled to receive increased salary as described above.
When the temporary assignment ends and the employee returns to his/her primary class, merit hours completed during the temporary assignment to the higher class will be applied to the primary assignment for purposes of determining step placement and eligibility for subsequent merit increases in the primary class.
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