Promotions Section 2.4 Dept: Human Resources Revised: April 19th, 2005

Because Biola University is committed to the development of its employees, it has determined to post open positions on an employment opportunities sheet.  Employees can obtain this list from the Human Resources office or Biola website.

An exception to standard job posting practices can occur when there are qualified employees within the department that has the open position.  Qualified employees within a department should be given priority for promotional consideration in their department.  A position would not be posted in the instance where a department head determines that an internal promotion would be appropriate.  If, however, a qualified employee within the department is not apparent, the position would be posted so that employees outside the department would have the opportunity to express interest.  Once a position is posted, consideration will be given to all applicants.  Although inside applicants will receive special consideration, a position will be filled with the candidate whose skills, experience, education, and other qualifications best match the position.

The addition of new responsibilities in an employee's present job or the transferring of an employee to another position, whether in the same department or another department, could qualify as a promotion, and initiate changes in one or more areas, including: job title, classification and level, pay, and benefits.  The determination of a position’s proper level is the responsibility of Human Resources and is based on an evaluation of the position description.