9.11 – Staff Trainee Path to Internal Promotion

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 9 | HR - Performance Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure

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Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 8.10

A. Creation of Trainee Position

When qualified applicants are not available to fill a position, or the employing department desires to establish a trainee position, the director/department head, (in cooperation with the Office of Human Resource Services) may develop a job development program that will provide an opportunity for the individual to become qualified for a position. Normally, the salary schedule for the trainee will not be less than 80 percent of the minimum non-probationary salary for the position and will provide for periodic incremental increases.


B. Apprenticeship Training (applicable to recognized apprenticeship programs only)

Apprenticeship programs may be submitted for approval by the Office of Human Resource Services.


C. Preference in Hiring

Apprentices who have satisfactorily completed the training may be promoted to the first available position for which they are qualified without competitive advertising with prior approval by the Office of Human Resource Services.  All apprentices assigned to the university through federal, state, or local programs may be placed on temporary employment status.  Prior to the end of the employment period, the employee will receive a performance evaluation report and either be terminated or granted a regular appointment.