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Procedure 2: Definition of Terms

The following procedure should be read in conjunction with the corresponding sections of PPSM 2.

Demotion. The change of an employee from one position to another position that has a lower salary range midpoint is termed a demotion.

Promotion. The change of an employee from one position to another position that has a higher salary range midpoint is termed a promotion.

Reclassification, Downward (PSS Salary Grades). The movement of an employee's current position to a different class or salary grade having a lower salary range midpoint is termed a downward reclassification.

Reclassification, Lateral (PSS Salary Grades). The movement of an employee's current position to a different class having the same salary range midpoint is termed a lateral reclassification.

Reclassification, Upward (PSS Salary Grades). The movement of an employee's current position to a different class or salary grade having a higher salary range midpoint is termed an upward reclassification.

Transfer. The change of an employee from one position to another position that has the same salary range midpoint is termed a transfer.