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Date: July, 1983

PROMOTION

I. PURPOSE:

 The following statements delineate and clarify the concept of promotion as it applies to non-faculty employees as noted.

 It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island to promote qualified employees whenever appropriate, providing those individuals have met all the administrative and legal requirements for said promotion and is not counter to Affirmative Action policy and goals.

II. APPLICABLE TO:

 Non-classified staff and classified employees, as noted.

III. RESPONSIBILITY:

1. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Administration in conjunction with the Affirmative Action Officer to approve/disapprove said request for promotion for non-classified staff.

2. It is the responsibility of the Dean/Director to submit appropriate paperwork for appointing an employee to a position under the    3, 5, or 11 day rule.

3. It is the responsibility of the Dean/Director to submit appropriate documents and/or forms pertinent to the promotion.

IV. DEFINITION:

 A promotion represents a bona fide change in duties which constitutes an advancement to a job with greater responsibilities.

INCREASED VOLUME OF WORK IS NOT, OF ITSELF, A CRITERION FOR PROMOTION.

The promotion must be to an existing budgeting position, except in those instances where the position is part of a promotion ladder – i.e., Marine Research Assistant I, II, or III .

*(See list of such positions attached).

 

V. POLICY FOR NON-CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONALS – NON-FACULTY

 1. A promotion may occur only within a major administrative unit without a campus-wide search in each of the following six areas:

 President

Academic Affairs

Narragansett Bay Campus

Business and Finance

Student Affairs and Athletics

Development and Alumni Affairs

 Any personnel movement between major administrative units will be governed by established campus-wide search procedures. All promotions across executive areas must conform to the regulations governing campus-wide searches outlined in the Search Policy and Procedures for the University of Rhode Island campus. All personnel actions must conform to the Collective Bargaining Contract’s Polices.

2. Under normal circumstances a promotion should not be considered unless an employee has served a minimum of one (1) year in his/her present position. (Length of time in a position cannot be used as the sole criterion for promotion.) In most cases, the employee’s present classification will be either one level below the classification to be achieved by promotion on an explicit career ladder or closely related to the new classification by the nature of its duties and responsibilities.

3. If a vacancy so disables the operation of a department, an employee may receive a temporary promotion to an acting position with the approval of the appropriate Vice President in whose administration unit the promotion is to occur and concurrence of the Affirmative Action Officer and the Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Administration.

VI. PROCEDURE FOR NON-CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONAL – NON-FACULTY

 1. To process a promotion all documents pertinent to the promotion must be forwarded to the Office of Human Resource Administration. These documents shall include:

a. Job description of the employee’s existing position.

b. Job description of the employee’s new position.

c. Organization Chart

d. A letter of transmittal from the Vice President which includes:

 1. a rationale for the description of the change and increase in level of the duties and responsibilities;

2. a statement as to whether the promotion is permanent or temporary;

3. Indication of the projected duration, if temporary, (said duration not to exceed one (1) year without review);

4. discussion of the effect of this appointment on Affirmative Action goals;

5. proposed salary.

2. The above listed documents will be forwarded to the appropriate Vice President for his/her approval and then to the Assistant Vice President.

 3. NO COMMITMENT MAY BE MADE PRIOR TO FINAL APPROVAL.

4. PROMOTIONS SHOULD NOT BE RETROACTIVE.

* POSITIONS SUBJECT TO PROMOTION LADDER

Data Communications Technician I

Data Communications Technician II

Data Communications Technician III

 

Educator I

Educator II

Educator III

Educator IV

 

Marine Research Assistant I

Marine Research Assistant II

Marine Research Assistant III

Marine Research Assistant IV

 

Marine Research Associate I

Marine Research Associate II

Marine Research Associate III

Marine Research Associate IV

 

Marine Research Specialist I

Marine Research Specialist II

Marine Research Specialist III

Marine Research Specialist IV

Marine Research Specialist V

 

Junior Programmer Analyst

Programmer Analyst

Senior Programmer Analyst

Lead Programmer Analyst

 

Junior Programmer Consultant

Programmer Consultant

Senior Programmer Consultant

Lead Programmer Consultant

 

Technical Programmer

Senior Technical Programmer

 

Research Assistant I

Research Assistant II

Research Assistant III

Research Assistant IV

Research Assistant V

 

Research Associate I

Research Associate II

Research Associate III

Research Associate IV

 

Research Associate/Data Analyst I

Research Associate/Data Analyst II

Research Associate/Data Analyst III

Research Associate/Data Analyst IV

 

Ship’s Oceanographic Technician I

Ship’s Oceanographic Technician II

Ship’s Oceanographic Technician III

Ship’s Oceanographic Technician IV

Ship’s Oceanographic Technician V

 

Technician I

Technician II

Technician III

 

Assistant Marine Scientist

Associate Marine Scientist

Senior Marine Scientist

 

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