Salary Adjustments Involving Promotion, Demotion, Lateral Transfers, or Reclassification

Effective Date: 06/01/95

Purpose:

To establish a fair and equitable method of salary adjustments for staff employees changing positions or job classifications.

Policy:

When promoted to a higher grade level, the employee may receive an increase in salary of up to 8% of their current salary. In determining the amount of salary increase to be awarded consideration should be given to employee qualifications, market availability, the salary levels of other employees in the same job classifications, etc.

When demoted, an employee may receive a reduction in salary up to 8% of their current salary. In determining the amount of salary decrease because of demotion consideration should be given to reason for demotion, length of service, etc.; however, in the case of a long service employee whose salary is significantly above others in the new job classification, further salary adjustments may be made. The employee’s salary may be “red Circled” (frozen) until the salaries of other like employees are increased to be competitive with the salary of the affected employee. Only cost of living salary increases should be granted to the affected employee during this period.

Transfers within the same job classification or equivalent job classification levels will be made without adjustment of the employee’s current rate of pay. When this occurs and the salary of the affected employee is significantly above the normal hiring rate the salary of the affected employee may be “red circled” (frozen) until the salaries of other like employees are increased to be competitive with the salary of the affected employee. Only cost of living increases should be granted to this affected employee during this period.

All salary adjustments must be approved by the Vice President for Finance & Administration.

Last updated 20 July 2000

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