Salary approval can be done in two simple steps. The first step helps you determine the type of hiring action you are taking. In other words, is this a new employee to the university, or are you hiring a university employee who has been serving in a different capacity? Based on the hiring action, the second step explains how to properly submit your request for approval.
Step 1: Determine Type of Hiring Action
The first step in securing your salary approval is to determine the type of hiring action you are taking. All full-time equivalent (FTE), research grant (RGP) or time-limited (TL) hiring actions fit into one of the following categories. Please review the job application to determine which of the following hire type is appropriate.
The assignment of an employee with continuous state service from one established position to a different established position that has a lower State salary range. Or, for employees in positions without a State salary range, assignment of a lower rate of pay to the employee, except when the employee’s job duties also are decreased for non-punitive reasons.
The appointment of a new employee who is not currently employed by the University or another state agency that would represent continuous state service.
The assignment of an employee with continuous state service from one established position to a different established position that has a higher State salary range (or rate of pay for those that do not have a State salary range).
The movement of an employee with continuous state service from one UofSC position to another having the same State salary range.
The movement of an employee with continuous state service to a different state agency position that has the same State salary range.
Step 2: Submit for Salary Approval
Now that you have determined which type of hiring action you are taking, you need to submit your request for approval. Different types of hiring actions require different levels of approval.
If your hire action is a demotion, please contact the Classification and Compensation Office before proceeding.
If you would like to extend an offer for a salary that is above the minimum advertised rate for new hires, promotions, transfers or reassignments, you must complete the HR27 form [pdf] and submit all applicable documents to the Classification and Compensation Office. You may submit the form and documents by uploading them as an attached document on the Hiring Proposal within PeopleAdmin. The documents will be workflowed in the system through your normal department or division's internal approval workflow. No offer should be extended prior to approval from the Classification and Compensation Office.
If you are hiring at the advertised salary rate for new hires, promotions, transfers or reassignments, please first check with your department or division to ensure all internal approvals are complete. Once all internal requirements are met, submit the hiring proposal in PeopleAdmin for review by Classification and Compensation. Approval from the Classification and Compensation Office is required prior to extending an offer.
Once you review the salary requirements for your vacant position and secure salary approval, you may continue with the hiring process.