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Internal Promotion - Non-Competitive

Below are the steps for the non-competitive internal promotion process:

  • Contact HR Compensation to discuss the business case, determine the appropriate classification and compensation of the position and evaluate the workforce planning options available.
  • Make recommendation to your Dean/Vice President.
  • If your recommendation is approved by your Dean/Vice President, submit the following business case documents to HR Compensation and Human Resources via email:
    1. A list of the eligible employees in the same department/school/college/unit who are qualified and were considered for the position.
    2. A summary of the selected employee’s credentials that document that the individual meets the established minimum qualifications for the position and has the skills and experience at least equal to other internal candidates.
    3. The reasons for selecting the designated employee for the position.
    4. Current and proposed organizational chart.
    5. Email the documents to and
  • If your recommendation is approved by Human Resources, create and submit a position posting via PeopleAdmin.  Select 'Internal Promotion - Non-Competitive' option when completing the 'Posting Details'. NOTE:  Approval by HR does not imply approval by any other office which may choose to deny request, e.g., Budget, Provost Office.
  • If agreement was not reached, no promotion will occur or a competitive search will commence.
  • Once the position is approved by all parties, complete and submit a Personnel Action Form (PAF) for the employee being promoted and a copy of the offer letter to Human Resources.
  • For more information on Internal Promotion Policy, go to University Policy 8160.