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GC1 – Salary Maintenance (Save Harmless)

Any employee not participating in or protected by a negotiated agreement may be maintained at the employee's current annual salary if transferred to a position having a lower rate of pay.

This policy shall apply only under the following conditions:

  1. when an employee's position has been eliminated, or
  2. when an employee agrees to take a lower position at the request of the superintendent, or
  3. when the superintendent determines that the transfer is in the best interest of the district.

This policy shall not apply to an employee who is transferred to a position of lower pay because of unsatisfactory performance in the higher-paying position.

This policy shall not apply to an employee who is transferred to a position of lower pay as a result of disciplinary action by the district.

This policy shall not apply to an employee who is transferred to a position of lower pay at the employee's request.

This policy shall apply for a period of twelve (12) months, which may be extended at the discretion of the superintendent, from the effective date of transfer, after which the current annual salary will be reduced to that prescribed by the new position.

This policy shall be implemented and monitored by procedural directive developed by the superintendent.  The superintendent shall provide, near the beginning of the fiscal year, an annual report to the Board of Education regarding employees who fall under salary maintenance provisions.

Administrative Position: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Department Director: Executive Director of Staffing and Employee Relations

References

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NSBA/NEPN Classification: GCB, GCKB

Reviewed: January 17, 1990
Reviewed: April 1995
Approved: May 3, 1995
Revised: February 20, 1996
Revised: April 2001
Reviewed: May 11, 2010
Revised: May 13, 2010
Reviewed: July 12, 2011
Revised: July 20, 2011

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