Voluntary and Negotiated Reassignment to Lower Graded Positions
A voluntary reduction in grade is the movement from a position to a lower-graded position that has been initiated at the stated request of the incumbent employee. A negotiated reduction in grade typically occurs as a result of a formal agreement (mediated or otherwise) between the employee and hiring department management. In the case of voluntary or negotiated demotions, treatment of base pay is as follows:
- The employee's new salary rate should be determined based on employee qualifications in comparison with the minimum requirements of the new position classification
- Internal equity, department budget constraints, and employee performance evaluations may be used as factors in salary rate determination
A voluntary or negotiated demotion should not result in a salary increase in any case.
For bargaining unit employees please refer to the appropriate union bargaining agreement.