(1) The movement of an employee to a position
in a lower classification while the employee is serving an original appointment
probationary period shall be considered a new original appointment.
(2) The appointment of a former employee, who
previously acquired permanent status, to a position in a lower classification
following a break in service not covered by leave or the layoff provisions of
these rules shall be considered an original appointment except when such return
may be considered a reinstatement under ch. ER-MRS 16, and the appointing
authority chooses to treat such appointment as a reinstatement.
(3) The change in the classification of a
position held by an employee with permanent status to a lower classification is
a reallocation or reclassification under ch. ER 3.
(4) Pay reduction that does not involve a
change in position or class is not considered a demotion. See s.
Wis. Admin. Code
Office of State Employment Relations-Division of Merit
Recruitment and Selection
Cr. Register, October,
1972, No. 202, eff. 11-1-72; am. (4), Register, September, 1975, No. 237, eff.
10-1-75; am. (1) to (3), renum. (4) to be Pers 17.025, renum. (5) to be (4) and
am. Register, February, 1981, No. 302, eff. 3-1-81; correction in (2) and (3)
made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, October, 1994, No.