A promotion is the progression, through the competitive process, of an employee into a pre-existing position with increased responsibility (and higher pay grade) relative to the employee's present position. Promotions are typically accompanied by a pay increase. Guidelines for promotional increases are as follows:
- The employee's new pay rate must be at least at the new range minimum.
- The department should follow the provisions of the New Hire Guidelines when setting salary rates for promotions.
- All salary considerations should be reviewed in the context of equity with similar positions in that department.
- For competitive promotions occurring between April 1 and June 30 the hiring department should take into consideration the annual Mass Salary Increase as a factor when negotiating a starting salary offer.
For bargaining unit employees please refer to the appropriate union bargaining agreement.