Richmond Home


A promotion involves taking on a position that is assigned to a higher salary grade. Such a move generally warrants an increase in base salary to recognize the additional responsibilities of the position and to ensure that pay for the new position is consistent with market and internal equity. To be eligible for a promotion or transfer outside the current division, an employee must:

  • Have been in their current position for a minimum of 12 months
  • Be a regular full-time or part-time employee (not on-call or temporary)
  • Be unrelated to an individual who directly supervises the open position, and
  • Have not received corrective action for a period of one year

Human Resources will define an appropriate salary within the new salary grade, based on the employee's skill, knowledge, experience, and performance, and review the salary with the employee's manager. Since circumstances vary and each employee has a different pay history, it is important to consider multiple factors when making pay decisions related to promotions. These factors are shown in the chart below:

promotion criteria chart