Merit Promotion Plan
Section E - Career Ladder Promotions
|What is a Career Ladder?||
A career ladder is the normal grade progression through which employees advance to reach the full-performance level (top grade of the career ladder) of a particular occupation, when the employee meets all requirements. A career ladder consists of grades ranging from the lowest level at which an employee can be hired, to the journeyman level grade, also known as the full performance level.
Candidates may be selected for any grade within the ladder for which they qualify, and then be promoted progressively to the full performance level without further competition.
Career ladders for the major occupations in MRP are listed in the MRP Directive 4335.1 (PDF), Merit Promotion Plan. Some positions may have higher ladders than shown in the MRP Merit Promotion Plan. This is due to specific classification issues that are considered at the time the position is classified. (The classification specialist addresses position management concerns with the supervisor/manager before setting the full performance level of a position.)
|What are the Requirements for Career Ladder Promotion?||
To advance to the next level in a career ladder, an employee must:
|How Can We Ensure that Career Ladders are Successfully Used?||
To ensure that career ladders are successfully used in MRP: