TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES
PART II. TENURE
SUBPART D. EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN TEACHERS IN ORLEANS PARISH
17:525 Promotion of employees other than teachers
A. (1) An employee, as defined in R.S. 17:521, who has acquired regular and permanent status in the school system and is promoted to a position paying a higher salary, shall serve a probationary period of three years in the higher position before acquiring permanent status therein but shall retain the permanent status previously acquired in the lower position from which he was promoted.
(2) During the probationary period in the position to which an employee was promoted:
(a) The employee may be returned to his former position, or to one paying the same salary as his former position, only if the provisions of R.S. 17:522 are complied with.
(b) The employee may not be discharged, or demoted to any position paying a salary less than that paid by the highest permanent position previously held, unless the provisions of R.S. 17:523 are complied with.
B. An employee who has not completed the probationary period for employees other than teachers, as set forth in R.S. 17:522, or for a particular position as provided for herein, and is promoted to a position paying a higher salary, may add service in the higher paid position to the time served in the lower paid position in order to complete the required probationary period in the lower paid position.
C. A permanent employee who is promoted to a position paying a higher salary on or after July 1, 2007, shall not be eligible to acquire permanent status in the higher position but shall retain the permanent status previously acquired in the lower position from which he was promoted.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 517, § 1. Amended by Acts 2001, No. 489, § 1, eff. June 21, 2001; Acts 2002, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 27, § 1, eff. April 18, 2002; Acts 2007, No. 251, § 1, eff. July 1, 2007; Acts 2008, No. 220, § 7, eff. June 14, 2008; Acts 2011, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 41, § 1.