1. Staff members who wish to apply for a demotion must complete or update their Application for Employment with the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will refer only the applications of those who best meet the qualifications established for the vacancy to the appropriate individual in the department for consideration. Upon request by the employing department, however, all applicants who meet the established qualifications will be referred for consideration.
2. Following a referral by the Human Resources Department and a preliminary interview with the employing department to determine the appropriateness of their qualifications and their interest in the duties, responsibilities, and working conditions associated with the new position, employees should notify their supervisor of interest in a specific opportunity. All applications shall be considered confidential by the Human Resources Department until the applicant has been determined to be a finalist for a position. At this time, the employee must inform his or her supervisor of the interest in another position.
3. The final decision for accepting or rejecting a particular applicant is made by the supervisor/department head as indicated in PeopleSoft, and is subject to review by Human Resources Department to assure compliance with affirmative action requirements.
4. Human Resources Department will be responsible for promptly notifying applicants of decisions regarding employment.
5. While the Employee Relations and Compliance Office has final responsibility and authority to ensure that all personnel transactions are consistent with the University Affirmative Action Plan in the principle of non-discrimination, the Employee Relations and Compliance Office has delegated to the Human Resources Department day-to-day responsibility to ensure that demotion decisions are made in a non-discriminatory manner.
The Vice President for Human Resources will, if requested, assist the affected employee in attempting to transfer into a suitable position elsewhere in the university.
Because a voluntary demotion is initiated or requested by an employee, no appeal may be filed. In instances of involuntary demotion or disciplinary demotions, a regular status employee has the right of appeal as outlined in Section PER-5.04, Appeals.