Promotion, deployment or demotion

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The following material is intended to provide you with information about some of the common types of change in employment situations and the effects it will have on your employment.

If I am moving to a position with a classification that has a higher maximum rate of pay than the one I am leaving, is this considered a promotion?

Generally a promotion occurs when the maximum rate of pay of the position you are moving to exceeds the maximum rate of pay of the position you are leaving by:

  • the lowest pay increment of the new position; or
  • 4% of the maximum rate of the new position if there is only one rate of pay (i.e. GL, GS, HP, HS); or
  • 4% of the maximum rate of the new position where the appointment is to a group governed by performance pay (i.e. AS-07, PE-06, FI-04 etc.).

Reference 2.2.3 and 2.2.4 of the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Please note that some classifications such as Executive Group, Law Group and others have specific calculations identified in their terms and conditions of employment or salary administration plan relative to their appointments.

Are allowances included in the calculation of the promotion?

Allowances such as supervisory differential and inmate training differential form part of a salary and are included in the calculation of the rate of pay for promotion, deployment, demotion, and acting pay.

What happens to my salary if after the calculation it is not a promotion (i.e. a deployment)?

If after the calculation the differences are not sufficient to provide a promotion, you will be deployed (transferred) to the new position. You will be paid at the rate that is closest to but not less than the rate you were receiving in the position you are leaving. This may, however, result in an increase in your salary rate. Reference 2.2.5 and 2.2.6 of the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment.

What is the salary calculation if I am moving to a position that has a lower maximum rate of pay than the one I am leaving (i.e. a demotion)?

Demotion, for pay purposes, occurs when the maximum rate of pay of the new position is lower than the position you are leaving. You will be paid at the rate that is nearest to but not more than you were receiving in the position you are leaving. Reference 2.2.7 and 2.2.8 of the Directive on Terms and Conditions of Employment.

How will the Pay Centre be advised of my promotion, deployment, or demotion?

Your manager will provide your signed letter of offer to your departmental human resource section who will in turn advise the Pay Centre of your promotion, deployment or demotion.

When should I expect to see the new rate of pay on my salary cheque?

Once the required documentation is received by the Pay Centre, your new salary rate will be calculated and pay action to process the promotion, deployment or demotion will be taken within 20 working days of receipt. Refer to the Pay Centre service standards.

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