413 Promotion to Nonbargaining Unit Positions

413.1 Definition

A promotion is the permanent assignment, with or without relocation, of an employee to (a) an established position having a higher grade than the position to which the employee was previously assigned in the same schedule or (b) a position with a higher than equivalent grade (see 418) in another schedule.

Note: When an employee who has rate retention (see 415.3) is assigned to a different position, the assignment is not a promotion unless it is to a position with a grade or grade equivalent higher than the grade on which the rate retention was established.

413.2 Promotion Increase

413.21 Nonbargaining Unit Employees

Nonbargaining unit employees may receive promotion increases based on the distance from the maximum of the new grade as follows:

Factor #1

 

Award this percentage…

If the employee’s current salary is…

3 to 10

Greater than 20 percent from the maximum of the new grade.

3 to 8

10 to 20 percent from the maximum of the new grade.

3 to 5

Less than 10 percent from the maximum of the new grade.

Factor #2

In addition to the eligible promotion increases described in Factor #1, nonbargaining unit employees will automatically receive a percent increase for promotions that are 3 or more grades.

 

Award this percentage…

If the employee’s promotion equals…

3

3 grades

5

4 or 5 grades

8

6 or more grades

For additional information, you can find the Promotional Calculator Table on the Compensation website.

Management should consider the full applicable percent range in determining the amount of a promotion increase, considering such factors as:

  1. Responsibility and complexity of the job.
  2. Skill requirements.
  3. The employee’s experience, credentials, and salary history.

The conditions and exceptions described below apply to promotional increases:

  1. An increase cannot result in a salary that is below the minimum or exceed the maximum of the new grade.
  2. An increase of more than the eligible percent is given if necessary to bring the salary to the minimum of the new grade or the minimum salary rate for certain supervisory positions as described in Exhibit 412.12b.
  3. If an employee is promoted more than once within 52 weeks, the total promotional increases may not exceed 25 percent.
  4. For promotions to positions at grades 15 through 19 that require supervising two or more full-time equivalent bargaining unit employees, the amount of the increase must result in a salary that is no less than the minimum salary rate for those employees promoted to positions as described in Exhibit 412.12b.
413.22 Bargaining Unit Employees

Bargaining unit employees permanently assigned to a higher equivalent grade in the nonbargaining unit schedule receive a salary adjustment of 5 percent of their basic salary subject to the following:

  1. An increase cannot result in a salary that exceeds the maximum of the new grade.
  2. An increase of more than 5 percent is given if necessary to bring the employee’s salary to the minimum of the new grade or the minimum salary for certain supervisory positions as described in Exhibit 412.12b.

413.3 Position Upgrade

When an employee’s position is upgraded through the Workload Credit or job evaluation process, a 2 percent basic salary increase is provided. The increase is adjusted higher if necessary to bring the salary to the minimum of the new grade or the minimum salary for certain supervisory positions as described in Exhibit 412.12b.

The increase is adjusted lower if necessary, to keep the salary from exceeding the maximum of the higher grade.

413.4 Part-Time Postmasters (PTPO and RMPO)

When a Postmaster in a PTPO or RMPO Post Office is promoted to a position in a grade higher than the PTPO or RMPO Postmaster grade, the following occurs to the Postmaster’s hourly rate:

  1. It is converted to the full-time annual salary equivalent to that hourly rate (hourly rate x 2080).
  2. Then it is further adjusted in accordance with the promotion procedures in 413.21 – Factor #1 only.