Compensation

Progression start date determination

How start dates are determined

Automatic salary increase occurs on the employee’s progression start date unless specified otherwise by the civil service rules or a collective bargaining agreement. An employee’s progression start date can change as a result of personnel actions such as a leave of absence without pay, promotion, etc.

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Classified Non-Union

Action Effective Date or Duration of Action Date Established for Salary Increment Increase
New Hire – Employed at first step of range (For most classifications Step A is the first step of the range. Some classifications have another, higher step designated as the “first” step of the range. Contact your employment specialist if you have questions.) Probationary period completed on the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the month in which the employee’s probationary period is completed.
Probationary period completed on the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the month in which the probationary period is completed.
New Hire – Employed above first step of range and below top step of range. Effective the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the initial employment month.
Effective the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the initial employment month.
Use of Unpaid Time Off Use of unpaid time off of more than 10 days in any calendar month. The increment date is extended one full month for each month the conditions under “Effective Date or Duration of Action” are in effect, except for military leave of absence without pay, leave for a work-related injury or illness covered by Workers’ Compensation; and/or, scheduled periods of unpaid time off for cyclic positions in accordance with WAC.
Promotion – To a higher paying classified non-union or contract classified position. Trial service period completed on the 1st through 15th of the month. For an employee whose base salary is set at the minimum of the salary range, the periodic increment date is the first of the month six months from the date of hire, otherwise it is the first of the month 12 months from the date of appointment.
Trial service period completed on the 16th through end of month. For an employee whose base salary is set at the minimum of the salary range, the increment date is the 1st of the month in the month following six months from the date of hire, otherwise it is the 1st of the month in the month following 12 months from the date of hire.
Reclassification Date of action does not affect increment date. There is no change in increment date for reclassifications where the employee is not at the top step of the current pay range.
Rehire from Layoff Date the employee is placed on the payroll. For employees not at the top automatic step of the range at layoff, the time layoff is treated as an unpaid leave of absence and treated accordingly.
Transfer or Lateral Move (no pay change) Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.
Voluntary Demotion Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.
Trial Service Reversion N/A When a trial service reversion occurs, an employee’s progression start date (PSD) should be reset to what it was in the original position that the employee is reverting to. If the employee’s PSD was adjusted while in the trial service position due to leave without pay, then the original position’s PSD should be adjusted the same number of months upon return to the original position.

If, based off the reset PSD, the employee would have been eligible for a progression increase in the original position they are reverting to, the employee should be given a progression increase as if the employee had never left the position.

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Contract Classified

Applies to all Research Technologist positions except Research Technologist 1 and 2 in the Department of Bioengineering.

Action Effective Date or Duration of Action Date Established for Salary Increment Increase
New Hire – Employed at first step of range (For most classifications Step A is the first step of the range. Some classifications have another, higher step designated as the “first” step of the range. Contact your employment specialist if you have questions.) Probation Period completed on the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the month in which the employee’s probation period is completed.
Probation Period completed on the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the month in which the Probation Period is completed.
New Hire – Employed above first step of range and below top step of range. Effective the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the initial employment month.
Effective the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the initial employment month.
Use of Unpaid Time Off Use of unpaid time off of more than 10 days in any calendar month. The increment date is extended one full month for each month the conditions under “Effective Date or Duration of Action” are in effect, except for military leave of absence without pay, leave for a work-related injury or illness covered by Workers’ Compensation; and/or, scheduled periods of unpaid time off for cyclic positions.
Promotion or Reclassification – To contract classified or classified non-union position with higher pay range. (Except for SEIU 1199; no change to increment date based on reclassification.) Effective the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the month in which the reclassification is effective unless the pay increase the employee received upon reclassification took the employee to the top automatic step of the new pay range.
Effective the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the one in which the reclassification is effective unless the pay increase the employee received upon reclassification took the employee to the top automatic step of the new pay range.
Rehire from Layoff Date the employee is placed on the payroll. For employees not at the top automatic step of the range at layoff, the time layoff is treated as an unpaid leave of absence Without Pay” and treated accordingly.
Transfer or Lateral Move (no pay change) Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.
Voluntary Demotion Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.
Trial Service Reversion N/A When a trial service reversion occurs, an employee’s progression start date (PSD) should be reset to what it was in the original position that the employee is reverting to. If the employee’s PSD was adjusted while in the trial service position due to leave without pay, then the original position’s PSD should be adjusted the same number of months upon return to the original position.

If, based off the reset PSD, the employee would have been eligible for a progression increase in the original position they are reverting to, the employee should be given a progression increase as if the employee had never left the position.

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Inter-Institutional Movement

Movement to UW classified non-union position from another state agency or higher ed. institution.

Action Action Effective Date Increment Date Established
Promotion to a higher paying classified position Trial service period completed on the 1st through 15th of month. The 1st of the month in which the employee’s trial service period is completed.
Trial service period completed on the 16th through end of month. The 1st of the month following the month in which the trial service period is completed.
Transfer or Lateral Move (no pay change) Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.
Voluntary Demotion Date of action does not affect increment date. No change.

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