Guide for Step Plus Promotions

Promotions inevitably involve interpreting overlapping steps.  The following guidance is provided to define lateral, one-step, and greater than one-step promotions.

Assistant to Associate Rank Promotions Using Overlapping Steps Under the Step-Plus System

Half-Step promotion is not an option

Lateral promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Assistant Step 5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 1 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2
Assistant Step 5.5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 1.5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2.5
Assistant Step 6 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2 (1 year) -> Associate Step 3
Assistant Step 6.5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2.5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 3.5

One-step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Assistant Step 4 (2 years) -> Associate Step 1 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2
Assistant Step 4.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 1.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2.5
Assistant Step 5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3
Assistant Step 5.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5
Assistant Step 6 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4
Assistant Step 6.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4.5

One-and-One-Half-Step step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Assistant Step 4 (2 years) -> Associate Step 1.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2.5
Assistant Step 4.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3
Assistant Step 5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5
Assistant Step 5.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4 
Assistant Step 6 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4.5
Assistant Step 6.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4 (2 years) -> Associate Step 5

Two-Step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Assistant Step 4 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3
Assistant Step 4.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 2.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5
Assistant Step 5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4
Assistant Step 5.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4.5
Assistant Step 6 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4 (3 years) -> Associate Step 5
Assistant Step 6.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 4.5 (3 years) -> Associate Step 5.5

Promotions that are accelerated in time are allowed under the Step-Plus System.  Following are examples of one-step promotions that are accelerated in time:

Assistant Step 5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3
Assistant Step 5.5 (1 year) -> Associate Step 2.5 (2 years) -> Associate Step 3.5

Promotion

PROPOSED

Assoc 1      

Assoc 1.5

Assoc 2

Assoc 2.5

Assoc 3

Assoc 3.5

Assoc 4

Assoc 4.5

 

 

CURRENT

Asst 4

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Asst 4.5

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Asst 5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Asst 5.5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Asst 6

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Asst 6.5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step


Associate to Full rank promotions using overlapping steps under the Step-Plus System

Half-Step promotion is not an option

Lateral promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Associate 4 (1 year) - > Full Step 1 (2 years) -> Full Step 2
Associate 4 (2 years) - > Full Step 1 (1 year) -> Full Step 2
Associate 4.5 (1 year) - > Full Step 1.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 2.5
Associate 4.5 (2 years) - > Full Step 1.5 (1 year) -> Full Step 2.5
Associate 5 (1 year) -> Full Step 2 (2 years) -> Full Step 3
Associate 5 (2 years) -> Full Step 2 (1 year) -> Full Step 3
Associate 5.5 (1 year) -> Full Step 2.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 3.5
Associate 5.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 2.5 (1 year) -> Full Step 3.5

One-step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Full Step 1 (3 years) -> Full Step 2
Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 1.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 2.5
Associate 4 (3 years) - > Full Step 2 (3 years) -> Full Step 3
Associate 4.5 (3 years) - > Full Step 2.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5
Associate 5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3 (3 years) -> Full Step 4
Associate 5.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4.5 

One-and-One-Half-Step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Full Step 1.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 2.5
Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 2 (3 years) -> Full Step 3
Associate 4 (3 years) - > Full Step 2.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5
Associate 4.5 (3 years) - > Full Step 3 (3 years) -> Full Step 4
Associate 5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4.5
Associate 5.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4 (3 years) -> Full Step 5 

Two-step promotion followed by one-step merit (normal time in parentheses)

Associate Step 3 (2 years) -> Full Step 2 (3 years) -> Full Step 3
Associate Step 3.5 (2 years) -> Full Step 2.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5
Associate 4 (3 years) - > Full Step 3 (3 years) -> Full Step 4
Associate 4.5 (3 years) - > Full Step 3.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4.5
Associate 5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4 (3 years) -> Full Step 5
Associate 5.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 4.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 5.5 

Promotions that are accelerated in time are allowed under the Step-Plus System.  Following are examples of one-step promotions that are accelerated in time:

Associate Step 3 (1 year) -> Full Step 1 (3 years) -> Full Step 2
Associate Step 4.5 (1 year) -> Full Step 2.5 (3 years) -> Full Step 3.5
Associate 5 (2 years) -> Full Step 3 (3 years) -> Full Step 4

Promotion

PROPOSED

Full 1

Full 1.5

Full 2

Full 2.5

Full 3

Full 3.5

Full 4

Full 4.5

 

 

CURRENT

Assoc 3

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Assoc 3.5

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Assoc 4

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Assoc 4.5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Assoc 5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step

Assoc 5.5

Lateral

1.0 step

1.5 step

2.0 step