Transfers

A lateral transfer occurs when a staff member assumes a job that has a midpoint comparable to the staff member’s present job. A lateral transfer generally does not change the staff member’s pay rate, as there is no increase in job level or responsibility.

Below are the guidelines to help determine if an employee transferring into the traditional grade and range structure from the grants and contracts titles will be viewed as a lateral transfer, promotion, or demotion:

Transferring from a Grants and Contracts Title to the Traditional Grade and Range Structure

Present Department New Department Action Determination
Grants and Contracts Title Traditional Grade and Range* Promotion The midpoint is at least 10% higher than the staff member's current rate of pay.
Transfer The midpoint is within 10% of the staff member’s current rate of pay.
Demotion The midpoint is at least 10% less than the staff member’s current rate of pay.

*Grants and Contracts titles include the following:

Job Code Job Title
2627 RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR
2628 RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
2629 ASSOC DIR, RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
2647 GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR
2648 GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER
2649 SENIOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS MANAGER