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Payment for Performing Work of a Vacant Position (Acting/Interim)


For Fiscal Year 2021, use this form: Staff Additional Comp Form


An acting/interim rate represents additional compensation for a staff member who temporarily assumes responsibility for, and performance of, another position at a significantly higher level/scope than the current position in addition to his or her primary position responsibilities.

  • Typically an acting/interim assignment has a specific beginning and ending date and does not exceed a period of six months.
  • Supervisors/Managers cannot receive additional compensation for performing the work of an employee that reports to them.
  • The rate associated with an interim or acting position will depend on amount and complexity of the additional responsibilities assigned to the staff member.
  • The individual performing the duties may assume the title of “Acting” or “Interim” at the request of the supervisor.

Factors Compensation Consider when Determining Interim Pay

  • Decrease of increase in responsibilities
  • Current salary relative to midpoint of vacant position grade
  • Current salary relative to others in similar jobs in vacant grade (with similar skills, knowledge, competencies, and experience) 
  • Depth and breadth of skills and knowledge (assumes demonstration)