Human Resources Policies

HR43 Effective Dates for Promotions, Merit and Training Increases

Policy Status: 

Under Review

Policy Steward: 

Vice President for Human Resources

POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: August 01, 1962

THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: April 11, 1994

NOTE: The implementation of SIMBA requires the review of many University Human Resource Policies and Guidelines. After consultation with key constituencies, work has been underway to update, consolidate, and improve our policies and guidelines to better serve the Penn State community. However, please be aware that due to the volume of the impacted policies and guidelines, not all policies are currently updated to reflect changes which have been communicated; however, the policies will be updated soon and have appropriate and applicable effective dates listed. We appreciate your patience as we work through this review process. Any questions can be directed to HR Services at 814-865-1473 or submit an inquiry via WorkLion.

Contents:

PURPOSE:

To establish effective dates for pay changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE FOR PAY CHANGES FOR EMPLOYEES OTHER THAN TECHNICAL-SERVICE:

Merit Increases

All merit increases are effective on the same date which is determined on a University-wide basis.

Training Increases

> Employees who are in a training status may be granted training increases effective on the first day of the appropriately scheduled month.

Promotions

> If a staff member is promoted to an existing or approved new job carrying greater responsibility, a pay increase may occur on the effective date of the staff member's move to the new job.

Re-evaluation of Positions

Pay changes brought about as the result of a re-evaluation of a job shall be effective on the first day following the decision made on the re-evaluation.

EXCEPTION: If a reevaluation takes place as the result of a written appeal, the pay change takes place on the first day following the date the written appeal was filed.

NOTE: Normally, the dean or administrative officer is responsible for providing funds for upgrading through re-evaluation.

EFFECTIVE DATES FOR PAY CHANGES FOR TECHNICAL-SERVICE EMPLOYEES:

Normal Progressions Through the Plans

Pay increases are effective on the first day of the pay period in accordance with the guidelines of the salary plan. (For technical-service employees, a payroll period consists of two weeks.)

Re-evaluation of Jobs

Pay changes brought about as the result of a re-evaluation of a job shall be effective on the first day of the pay period following the decision made on the re-evaluation.

EXCEPTION: If a re-evaluation takes place as the result of a written grievance, the pay change is retroactive to the date the grievance was filed.

NOTE: Normally, the dean or administrative officer is responsible for providing funds for upgrading through re-evaluation.

Promotions

If a technical-service employee is promoted within or out of the technical-service category, the pay increase occurs on the date of the change of duties.

Date Approved: 

April 11, 1994

Date Published: 

April 11, 1994

Effective Date: 

April 11, 1994