If I made a lateral transfer from one classification to another, how would my seniority be affected?

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If an employee makes a lateral transfer, which means going from one classification to another comparable classification with the same salary range and in the same job family as established by the Classified Personnel Department, the time in each classification stands independently of the other. Example: I was a Computer Operator Trainee for three years which was at Salary Range Schedule 26. I made a lateral change two years ago to Data Control Clerk I, which was also at Salary Range 26. The time in each of these classifications would stand independently of the other. Therefore, no credit for Computer Operator Trainee is counted for the Data Control Clerk I nor vice versa. Consequently, you have three years as a Computer Operator Trainee and two years as a Data Control Clerk I for seniority status.