Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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There shall be exempted from the classified service of the Town:
A. 
Officers elected by the people.
B. 
Heads of departments and agencies appointed by the Mayor or the Town Council.
C. 
Employees of the School Department for whom state certification is required.
D. 
Persons engaged by contract to perform special services for the Town where such contracts are certified by the Personnel Board to be for employment which should not be performed by persons in the classified service.
E. 
Persons temporarily appointed or designated to make or conduct a special inquiry, investigation or examination, or to perform a special service where such appointment or designation is certified by the Personnel Board to be for employment which because of its expert nature or character could not or should not be performed by persons in the classified service.
F. 
Such temporary unskilled workers paid on an hourly basis as the Personnel Board may determine.
G. 
Persons who, in times of public emergency, may be appointed special employees.
A. 
Salary ranges shall be established according to contract in force.
B. 
Police Department. Salary schedules for members of the Police Department are not provided for herein, salaries being the subject of contract as negotiated between the Town and the representatives of the Police Department employees.
A. 
The initial classification plan established by contract may be revised from time to time as required by changing conditions of employment, Town finances and classification, only upon recommendations of the Personnel Board to the Town Council for adoption by ordinance in accordance with provisions of the Town Charter. Such revisions may consist of the addition, abolishment, consolidation, division or amendment of existing classes.
B. 
The position compensation schedule as established by contract shall constitute the position pay plan for a classified personnel employed by the Town.
C. 
Any change or modification made to the position pay plan schedule as established by contract shall be submitted by the Personnel Board to the Town Council for adoption by ordinance. The Town Council, after public hearing, shall adopt or reject the changes or modifications and, upon rejection, shall return same for reconsideration and further recommendation to the Personnel Board.
D. 
The Personnel Board shall allocate each job class to one of the pay ranges and pay-range steps provided for in the position pay plan schedule as established by contract.
The classified service shall also include all other positions which may be recommended to the Town Council for adoption by ordinance for inclusion in the classified service by the Personnel Board, in accordance with the provisions of the Town Charter.
All original appointments and promotional appointments to the classified service shall be for a probationary period of six months, during which time the appointing authority shall report to the Personnel Board every 60 days concerning the work of the employee. Any employee may be dismissed by the appointing authority during the probationary period for reasons relating to the employee's qualifications or for the good of the service stated by the appointing authority in writing and filed with the Personnel Board. In addition, all original appointments and promotions within the Police Department shall be in accordance with the probational provisions of Article XI of the Town Charter.
An employee shall be retained beyond the end of the probationary period and granted permanent status only if the appointing authority affirms in writing to the Personnel Board that the services of the employee have been found to be satisfactory and recommends that the employee be given permanent status.