Promotions to a higher salary grade may be requested by the employee's supervisor and must be approved by the Administrative Office. Most employees who are promoted from one job classification to another shall receive a salary increase between the Hiring Rate and Midpoint of the new salary grade, based on their education and related experience, so that the new salary is at least 5 percent greater than the current salary. However, if the employee being promoted possesses outstanding qualifications in terms of education or related experience, that employee may be started at an increased rate. Any such increased rate requires the approval of the State Court Administrator or State Probation Administrator based upon a written recommendation of the supervisor.
If the new salary is below Minimum Permanent of the new salary grade, the employee may be given a salary increase to Minimum Permanent at any time in the following 6 months, but must be paid at least the Minimum Permanent rate at the end of 6 months.