SPA Promotion

A promotion occurs when an employee moves from one banded position to another with a higher market rate. Salary determination for a promotion shall be based on application of all Pay Factors.


The new salary can not be lower than the minimum or higher than the maximum for the banded class. The recommended salary should ideally be near the appropriate market reference rate (contributing, journey, or advanced) based on overall competency level the employee demonstrates, unless one of the pay factors prevents this.
Written Justification must be submitted to OSHR for review and approval prior to offering a salary increase of 20% or more.

Temporary Promotion ("Acting") Salary Adjustment

When an employee is placed in an "acting" capacity for a specific period of time, the employee remains in the current position but assumes duties of the higher level position. A salary adjustment may be considered with the understanding that the increase will be discontinued when the "acting" assignment ends.

Guiding Policies and Other Resources

Human Resources Guiding Policy Disclaimer

  • Office of State Human Resources Manual, Promotion
  • Talent & Organization Solutions, 919-515-4286