Promotions and transfers provide employees with the opportunity to develop their skills and talents, which can contribute to career growth and advancement within the University. Supervisors are encouraged to consider internal candidates from within their own school or division, as well as other schools or divisions throughout the University.
The Office of Talent, Learning and Organizational Development posts new job openings each day (if applicable) and encourages qualified employees within the same department or different departments to view opportunities online. Additionally, the professional recruitment staff in the Office of Talent, Learning and Organizational Development is available to assist in focusing an employee’s job search to maximize his or her chances for success and to help the employee prepare for interviews. An employee can schedule a time to meet with a member of the Office of Talent, Learning and Organizational Development staff to discuss career-related matters by calling 212-998-1250. A supervisor or Human Resources Officer can also refer an employee to the Office of Talent, Learning and Organizational Development.
For details regarding types of career progression and promotional opportunities available at NYU, including hiring salaries, promotions, role enhancements, and within band growth, please see Salary Adjustments or contact the Compensation Office at 212-998-1260. Please note that promotional increases outside of University guidelines require approval from the Compensation Office.
Once an employee has established a good performance record, he or she may seek a transfer to another job. Eligibility for promotions and transfers differs depending on whether an employee wants to move within the same school or division or to another school or division within the University.
- Promotion within an employee’s school or division.
An employee may apply to his or her Supervisor or Human Resources Officer at any time.
- Promotion or transfer to another school or division.
An employee is eligible to apply after completing 12 months of service in their present job. If the employee recently transferred from another school or division, he or she will be eligible for a promotion or transfer to another school or division after completing at least a year in the new position.
The Transfer Process
The transfer process works in the following way:
- The employee checks the job postings to find job openings around the University.
For more information, go to Apply for Jobs.
- The hiring department interviews qualified candidates.
The hiring department or HR Officer can contact the applicants directly to schedule interviews. The department must interview all Office and Clerical or Laboratory and Technical Staff (Codes 106/116 and 104/114) who applied during the five-day job posting period and are determined to be minimally qualified (before external applicants are interviewed). For more information, see Notice to Office and Technical Employees Covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 3882 (codes 106/104) Regarding Job Postings and Transfers (below).
- The employee informs his or her supervisor.
If, after an initial interview, there is mutual interest between the hiring department and employee, the employee must inform the current supervisor that he or she is a candidate, so that the hiring department can check references. A final offer cannot be made until the hiring department has checked references with the current supervisor.
- The hiring department checks references for all final candidates.
If there is mutual interest after the initial interview, the prospective supervisor must contact the employee’s current supervisor for a performance reference before the employee may be offered the job. The HR Officer for the hiring unit must contact the employee’s current HR Officer for a performance reference, as well.
- The hiring department seeks approval from the Talent Management Office to make the job offer.
After interviewing candidates and checking references, the hiring department determines the appropriate finalist, places all candidates in final status in the requisition, then seeks approval to hire from the Office of Talent, Learning and Organizational Development. Once the offer has been made, all other applicants must be notified by the hiring unit that the position has been filled.
If the employee accepts the offer, he or she needs to give the required notice listed below. The employee’s current and future supervisors may jointly agree to a longer or shorter notice period.