6.16 / Internal Promotion

  1. Purpose

    The purpose of this statement is to set forth University policy with regard to promotion opportunities for unclassified professional employees of the University.

  2. Preamble

    Wichita State University encourages unclassified professional employees to develop their careers within the University. This internal promotion policy is intended as both a reward for successful performance and an assignment of additional responsibility to an unclassified professional employee (this policy does not apply to teaching faculty evaluated and considered pursuant to University tenure and promotion policies) who has accepted and fulfilled responsibility well. This policy is intended to be consistent with and integral to the University's commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

  3. Policy

    An internal promotion of an unclassified professional employee may be made without a job search by using the following processes:

    1. Discussion with the Dean/Director and the appropriate Vice President shall take place before initiation of an internal promotion.

    2. Documentation to be presented to the appropriate Vice President should include justification for the promotion, annual performance evaluations for the previous two years, and a list of those individuals who are being considered for the promotion opportunity.

    3. Internal promotions normally should be considered within an administrative unit, such as a college or school, department, or other functional organizational unit; however, this policy can be used to promote any current benefits-eligible unclassified professional employee of Wichita State University.

    4. An informal review/interview process shall be used to ensure that all qualified individuals are considered for the promotion.

    5. An internal promotion request must be approved in writing by the appropriate Vice President. An internal promotion request should be submitted to the Director of Equal Opportunity for authorization and the Director of Human Resources for information prior to final review and consideration by the Vice President.

    6. An internal promotion of an unclassified professional employee may be made without a search process. When such a promotion ultimately creates a vacancy within the specific unit or elsewhere within the University, the vacancy created will be filled by the normal recruiting processes.

  4. Implementation

    This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.

    The Director of Equal Opportunity shall have primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of this University policy.