Hi! There's a promotion coming up at my local authority and I had some doubts about the process. I have taken two example salary scales from forsa.ie.
Assistant engineer: 40,422 – 42,913 – 44,741 – 46,588 – 48,421 – 50,259 – 52,114 – 53,968 – 55,822 – 57,679 – 59,547 – LSI 1 61,454 – LSI 2 63,365
Graduate engineer: 33,029 – 35,677 – 39,466 – 42,920
So let's assume I am a Graduate engineer, currently, at €33029 (not completed a year yet), I am applying for the Assistant engineer post in the same department, and I meet other eligibility requirements.
1. How would it be decided as to which point on the salary scale will I start with in the new role? Does it depend on the number of years of experience I have in the LA?
2. Is there a level of negotiating I can do?
3. Am I right in assuming that each year the pay increases to the next point as shown in the salary scales?
Any help would be much appreciated :)
Minimum of the scale in that particular case.
However, if you were a graduate engineer on either of the last two points, you would go in up the scale due to starting pay on promotion rules.
So the person on €39,466 would start on €42,913 because of
"(iv) Where the minimum of the new salary scale is greater than existing pay by an amount less than the first increment on the new scale, the officer may enter the new scale at the minimum plus one increment. "
And a person on €42,920 would go to €46,588, quite a jump owing to €42,920 being higher than €42,913.
"(i) Where the officer's current salary is above the minimum point of the new scale but below the normal maximum, the nearest point above the officer's current salary point plus one increment"
That's a civil service starting pay on promotion not Local Government circular. Rules can be different in each sector.
Has anyone the relevant local authority circular?