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706: Promotion, Lateral Transfer and Demotion

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Human Resources Manual > Compensation > Promotion, Lateral Transfer, Demotion
Policy Number: 706 Effective Date: 11/1/98
New: Revised: 11/1/07

     
706.0 POLICY PROMOTION, LATERAL TRANSFER, DEMOTION
706.1 STATEMENT The University has established definitions concerning employee promotions, lateral transfers, and demotions.
706.3 PROCEDURES Promotion
A promotion is any movement of an employee from:
  • One position to another position that is assigned a higher level/grade
  • A position on one scale to a position on another scale, if the midpoint salary of the new position is at least 10 percent higher than the midpoint salary of the old position
  • A union position to a non-union position if the midpoint salary of the non-union position is at least 10 percent higher than the rate of pay of the union position
Demotion
A demotion is any movement of an employee from:
  • One position to another position that is one or more levels/grades lower than the original position
  • A position on one scale to a position on another scale if the midpoint salary of the new position is at least 10 percent lower than the midpoint salary of the original position
In the case of promotion or demotion, the amount of salary change will be determined by the department based on the employee's expected performance in the new position and the employee's position in the salary range, and equity considerations relating to other unit employees.  Departments should seek guidance on salary determinations from the appropriate Human Resources Generalist.  The department should also take into consideration how the timing of the promotion or demation may affect the employee's eligibility for a merit increase during the next merit increase review cycle.  For more information, please contact your Human Resources Generalist. 

Lateral Transfer
A lateral transfer is any movement between jobs other than a promotion or demotion. The receiving department will determine any salary change based on employee's expected performance in the new position and the employee's position in the salary range, and equity considerations relating to other unit employees.  Departments should seek guidance on salary determinations from the appropriate Human Resources Generalist.

706.4 RESPONSIBILITY The Human Resources department develops, administers, and interprets the University's compensation policies.
706.5 RESOURCE Contact the appropriate Human Resources Generalist if you have questions about this policy or if you would like more information.



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