G-26: Employee Advancement

Adoption Date: 03/16/92  |  Revision Date: 03/16/98  |  Revision Date: 08/26/08  |  Revision Date: 01/31/12

Prairie State College supports the provision of opportunities for all its employees to seek and acquire advancements within and from current positions, including opportunities for selection to other positions within the institution.

Employees of Prairie State College shall have the following opportunities for advancement:

  1. Column Changes and Advancement: Full-time faculty, as per the collective bargaining agreement, shall have opportunities to receive increases in salary based upon column change placements, as per applicable criteria and guidelines.
  2. Support Staff Reclassifications/Promotions: Support staff shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures contained within the support staff collective bargaining agreement, and for internal departmental promotional opportunities where appropriate.
  3. Confidential Support Staff: Confidential support staff shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures contained within the collective bargaining agreement, and for internal departmental promotional opportunities where appropriate.
  4. Campus & Public Safety Officers: Campus & Public Safety Officers shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures contained within the Campus & Public Safety officers collective bargaining agreement, and for internal departmental promotional opportunities where appropriate.
  5. Police Officers: Police Officers shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures contained within the Police officers collective bargaining agreement, and for internal departmental promotional opportunities where appropriate.
  6. Grant-funded Employees: Grant-funded employees shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures as provided for the employees in the same employee group, subject to the limitations of the applicable grant.
  7. Manager/Professional Employees: Manager/professional employees shall be eligible for reclassification of their positions as per the requirements and procedures contained within the support staff collective bargaining agreement, and for internal departmental promotional opportunities where appropriate.
  8. Administrators:
    1. An administrator promoted to a position in a higher range will receive an immediate salary increase of 10% or go to the minimum of the new salary range, whichever is greater. In no case should a promotional increase place an employee's salary above the maximum of the assigned range.
    2. In situations where the temporary assignment or scheduling of work requires an administrator to perform in a higher level classification, a temporary pay rate may be established for the period of that assignment or work schedule. This applies if an administrator is assigned to work in a higher classification at least 50% of the time for a minimum of 30 days.
    3. The rate of pay would reflect a temporary salary increase of 10% or the minimum of the salary range of the temporary assignment, whichever is greater.
    4. This action will only take place when prior approval is given by the College President or his designee. 
  9. Opportunities for Selection and Appointment to Vacant Positions: Current full- and part-time employees of Prairie State College shall be encouraged to seek and apply for vacant positions for which they meet minimum qualifications.

In addition to these opportunities, the College may upon recommendation of the President and approval by the Board reclassify administrative employee positions due to changes in duties/responsibilities.