Reclassifications and promotions are related, but they are not the same thing. This section will define promotion and outline the appropriate processes and procedures to complete it. To learn more about reclassifications, please visit the Reclassifications page.
A promotion is the movement of a staff member into a role with more responsibility. This often results in a title change, but may or may not result in a higher classification level or pay grade. A promotion may or may not result in a change in pay for the staff member.
A promotion typically stems from one of two situations:
- A higher-level position has opened up within the department.
- Evolution or natural progression of a current staff member’s job (i.e., staff member’s skill set has expanded, staff member has been incrementally been given higher-level duties and responsibilities, the needs of the department are changing, etc.).
Promoting a Staff Member
To promote a current staff member into a new or open higher level position, the position will need to be posted for recruitment and the staff member will need to go through the recruitment process.
These directions will apply to most circumstances; however, if your situation is more complicated or you are unsure if this applies to you, please contact Compensation.
If these changes are the result of an organizational change, please make sure to contact Compensation or Employee Relations prior to submitting the request.
If the promotion is the result of an expansion to the staff member’s existing role, where they have taken on higher-level responsibilities, then it is a reclassification and you should the steps for reclassifications.