Hiring Rates: Management Positions

Type: 
Procedure
Category: 
Human Resources
Department: 
Human Resources
Phone: 
(541) 463-5583
Primary Contact: 
Dennis Carr
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
Chief Human Resources Officer
Purpose: 

This procedure describes the process by which the initial salary placement is determined for new management employees on the pay level that has been assigned to their position through the classification process (see Reclassification of Management Positions). Initial placement on that pay level is individualized for each employee according to one of the formulas described below.

Narrative: 

All management employees are placed on the pay level that has been assigned to their position through the classification process (see Reclassification of Management Positions). Initial step placement on that pay level is individualized for each employee according to one of the formulas described below.

Step Placements: New Employees

A step placement recommendation is prepared by Human Resources after the Recruitment Report and Employment Recommendation Form is completed by the department.  Personnel uses the information provided in the employment application packet for this purpose.  The placement is based on the initial step placement guidelines outlined below.  There is no maximum step placement for new employees, except that step 10 is not available for initial placement.

The department administrator is responsible for reviewing the Human Resources recommendation to ensure that no relevant experience was overlooked and that all experience used for step placement is relevant to the assignment.

The following guidelines are used to determine the correct initial salary step placements for new employees (see Hiring Rates: Definitions) hired into management positions.

StepExperience
1Less than 24 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
2At least 24 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
3At least 60 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
4At least 96 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
5At least 132 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
6At least 168 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
7At least 204 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
8At least 240 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.
9At least 276 months of relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement for the position.

Prior work experience used to satisfy the minimum experience requirements of the position cannot also be used to determine step placement.

Example:  A new employee with 36 months of experience who applies for a job requiring 24 months of experience will be placed on step 1.

Part-time work experience is prorated according to the full-time standard.

Example:  Four years of half-time experience counts as two full years of experience.

Step Placements: Current Employees

Any current employee (see Hiring Rates: Definitions) selected to permanently fill a management position on a higher salary level will be placed on a step on the new level according to the placement formula below that results in the highest salary placement:

  1. Placement on a step on the management salary range according to the hiring rate formula described above for new employees, with a maximum step placement of step 9;
  2. Movement from the employee's present annual salary rate to the next higher dollar amount on the new management salary range plus one full step, with a maximum step placement of step 9; or
  3. Placement on the management salary range at the employee's present annual salary rate.  If this amount exceeds step 9 on the management range, employee's salary will remain frozen at their rate until step 9 on the management salary range exceeds the frozen salary.

Any current employee selected to temporarily fill a management position on a higher salary level in addition to their own duties will be placed according to the guidelines provided in the Management Employees Working Conditions Document.

Date Adopted: 
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Date Last Reviewed: 
Sunday, September 1, 2002