- It is the responsibility of the director of human resources to determine the existence and applicability of the candidate’s educational and/or work experience qualifications. Upon verification of the qualifications and documented evidence of competitive labor market pressures, a decision is made to offer a hiring rate above the minimum of the pay range.
- The director of human resources should exercise caution in terms of potential intra-classification equity problems. The recommended starting rate should not place the new employee too near, equivalent to, or beyond the pay rates of current employees with comparable levels of education or work experience.
- If the director of human resources elects an above-minimum starting rate, he/she must also provide a recommendation as to the appropriate rate or in-range step for the new employee.
- An above-minimum starting rate shall be based on a credit for up to fifty percent (50%) of the candidate’s prior applicable education and/or work experience and the college’s ability to pay.
To view the policy, go to POL 5.325 Hiring Rates