Ability to recommend staff promotions throughout the year

by University Communication | September 2, 2010

University administrators have affirmed longstanding policy that limits requests for promotions, progressions, title changes and base-rate changes to a once-per-year window tied to preparation of the annual operating budget. However, supervisors will be reminded that exceptions are possible. In some instances, special circumstances might warrant mid-year changes addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Employee suggestions were the basis for two dozen "Quick Fix" initiatives implemented during Chancellor Harden's first year. Each of the 100 or so suggestions was discussed at the cabinet level and assigned to a division leader and planning team for followup. Some suggestions turned out to be measures already in place, some involved only minor tweaks to existing practice, and others were determined not to be "quick fixes" at all because of cost, complexity or time horizon. Several projects not yet initiated (and therefore not listed here) remain under consideration.