Transfer to a Lower Range

A staff employee may voluntarily transfer to a staff position assigned to a lower Market Reference Range in order to redirect the path of his or her career. It may be appropriate to reduce the employee’s pay rate as of the transfer date depending on the following factors:

  •  Current pay rate relative to the new position’s Market Reference Range.
  •  An assessment of attained capabilities compared to the essential requirements of the new position.
  •  Availability of funds within the cost center or college/school/division.

Consideration should be given to the additional capabilities that the employee offers in the new position including depth of familiarity with University systems, procedures and people as well as breadth of University experience. It may be reasonable to expect a minimal development period to reach the full expectations of the position. Therefore pay at or even above the Market Reference Range midpoint may be acceptable.