Job Changes

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    There are three different types of job changes at DPS: Promotion, Demotion and Transfer. 

    Promotion

    A promotion is defined as movement to a job with a higher level of duties that typically results in a pay increase (hourly or annual depending on the work year). A promotion may result in the employee moving to a higher salary grade. If applicable, the amount of the increase to the hourly or annual rate should be one of the following:

    • 5-10% of the employee’s current hourly rate; or
    • The minimum of the new salary range; or
    • An amount determined by the Compensation Department taking into consideration the job’s external market comparisons, work year, the employee’s related experience, and internal equity.

    Promotional pay increases greater than 10% require compensation review and approval before the offer is made.

    Demotion

    A demotion is defined as movement to a job in a pay range with a midpoint that is less than the midpoint of the previous job’s salary range. In the event of a demotion that results in a reduction in compensation, an employee’s hourly or annual rate should be one of the following:

    • The amount required to equal the median salary of other peer job incumbents in the department within the new salary range; or
    • An amount determined by the Compensation Department taking into consideration the job’s external market comparisons, work year, the employee’s related experience, and internal equity. 

    Please note, under no circumstances should the individual be placed at a pay rate above the maximum of the new salary range.

    Lateral transfer

    A lateral transfer is defined as movement to another job with equal responsibilities and/or equivalent salary range. In most cases, lateral transfers are not eligible for hourly or annual increases unless otherwise approved by the Compensation Department.

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