234.0 VII-9.40-POLICY ON SALARY UPON TRANSFER OR RECLASS (Approved by the Board of Regents, June 9, 1995, EFFECTIVE July 1, 1996. Please refer to the "replacement for" section of this policy.) I. Purpose and Applicability This policy establishes the guidelines for salary upon transfer or reclass within a UMS institution. This policy is applicable to nonexempt -- maintenance, office, service, and technical staff. II. Terms and Definitions For purposes of this policy the following terms and definitions shall apply. A. Transfer: A transfer is defined to be 1. A lateral move to a position with the same salary range, 2. A promotional move to a position rated at a higher salary range than the range of the current position, or 3. A demotional move to a position with a lower salary range than the range of a current position. Transfers may occur within or across organizational units and within or across UMS institutions. B. Reclass: A reclass is an action that occurs when the job class to which a position is assigned is changed by raising it to a higher class, reducing it to a lower class, or changing it to another class at the same level. Reclass actions are based on significant and substantial changes in the position's primary duties that have evolved or when structured changes occur in the positionÚs duties and responsibilities that were unforeseen at the time of hire and are crucial to the mission and/or organizational effectiveness of the UMS institution, or as a result of changes in the job evaluation program. A position may or may not have an incumbent at the time of a reclass. III. Salary Upon Lateral Transfer or Lateral Reclass Upon both circumstances the employee's salary shall remain the same.IV. Salary Upon Promotional Transfer A. Competitive Promotion Upon competitive promotion, the salary for an employee will increase at least six percent (6%) by placement on the appropriate step in the new salary range. Employees shall be granted an additional step salary increase upon successful completion of a probationary period. B. Reclassification Promotion Upon reclass promotion, the salary for an employee will increase at least six percent V. Salary Upon Demotional Transfer or Demotional Reclass Upon demotional transfer or reclass, the employee's salary shall be placed on the closest step or amount within the range without providing a salary increase. In no case shall the employee's salary exceed the maximum of the salary range for the job class to which she/he was demoted. IMPLEMENTATION PROCEDURES: Each Chief Executive Officer shall develop procedures as necessary to implement this policy, and shall forward a copy of such procedures to the Chancellor. Replacement for: The following policies as they apply to non-exempt employees of the UMS only are replaced effective July 1, 1996. However, Exempt employees will continue to be covered under such applicable existing policies until such time as revised policies governing Exempt employees are approved. UM Personnel Policies and Rules for Classified Employees, Section III, Compensation - Transfer and Horizontal Change, page III-4; Promotion; Demotion; and Reclassification, page III-5. Additionally, this policy supersedes, in whole or in part, any policy(ies) and/or procedure(s) established by the Regents, Trustees, Presidents, or their designees, of the former institutions of the University of Maryland, and of the former State Universities and Colleges, and of the Regents of the University of Maryland System that are in conflict with this policy's purpose, applicability, or intent, that may have been overlooked and not included as a specific citation under "Replacement for."