ARTICLE 46 – OUT-OF-CLASS ASSIGNMENT
A. An employee who is temporarily assigned to perform all the duties on a full-time basis of a position in a classification with a salary rate higher than the employee’s regular appointment for eleven (11) consecutive working days or more shall be considered to be in an out-of-class assignment. The employee shall be paid at the rate commencing on the twelfth (12th) working day in the out-of-class assignment in accordance with section B.
B. Commencing on the twelfth (12th) working day in the out-of-class assignment, the employee shall be paid for all hours worked in the out-of-class assignment at either two salary steps over his/her regular salary or the minimum of the higher position’s range or whichever is higher. Such out of class pay shall be at least four (4) percent above employee’s regular salary.
C. The period of the out-of-class assignments will not exceed twelve (12) months unless an extension is mutually agreed to by the Union and Management. After twelve (12) months if it is deemed that a vacancy exists the vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Article 11.
D. An out-of-class assignment requires prior approval of the Department Head.
E. During an out-of-class assignment the employee remains covered by the collective bargaining agreement.
F. An employee who is temporarily assigned to perform the duties of a position in a class with the same or lower salary rate than the employee’s regular appointment shall continue to receive the employee’s regular rate of pay.
G. Disputes arising out of this article may only be reviewed through step two of Article 26, Grievance Procedure.