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Pay Adjustments

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First Published  :Mon Dec 01 22:15:01 GMT 2014
Last Modified  :Tue Feb 26 21:20:21 GMT 2019
Last Published  :Tue Feb 26 21:20:21 GMT 2019
Summary :  Reference for all employees who have inquiries about pay adjustments to their salary at the University. Audience: Employees, Managers


Primary Information

    Pay adjustments can be made to an employee’s base salary as a result of increase in responsibilities or competencies, progression or development in his or her role, movement to a new job role, or in order to remain competitive with salaries in the external market.
    These salary changes affect an employee’s BASE SALARY:
    TypePurposeKey FeaturesImplementation
    PROGRESSIONRecognizes significant development of competencies in current job.
    • Provides for salary movement
      within current job
    • Not an annual event
    • Proposed by manager
    • Requires a Compensation Review Form reviewed by school/division Senior Administrator in consultation with HRBP.
    PROMOTIONChanges in current position result in movement to a higher level job
    Employee is hired into another job at a higher pay level.
    • Represents a major change in role and responsibility
    • Pay increase depends on extent of change, market for position, internal equity, and budget
    • Manager submits Job Content Questionnaire and Compensation Review Request Form for review and approval by Senior Administrator and HRBP
    • Individual applies for and is hired for another position at a higher pay level
    MARKETMaintains competitive position between the external market and Tufts salaries
    • Based on review of data from relevant market surveys
    • Compensation staff monitors salaries on an ongoing basis
    • Manager and Senior Administrator may request ad-hoc review through HRBP
    Human Resources Business Partner Contact Information can be found here:

    For further information and resources on the University’s opportunities for pay adjustments, please refer to the Compensation Programs and Staff Development and Compensation pages on AccessTufts, as well as the Employee Handbook

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