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(c) Salary and wage increments shall be effective on the frst day of the pay period in which the service requirements are completed, provided that the period of service may be shortened to meet the requirements of rule 3.6 and that such increments shall not be effective earlier than the frst day of the pay period in which a staff member returns to pay status from a period of leave without pay. No increment shall be paid in the case of staff members whose services will cease during the month in which the increment would otherwise have been due. (d) If a staff member with satisfactory service is changed to a lower salary level, the period of service since the last increment shall be credited towards the next increment within the lower level. If a staff member whose service has not been satisfactory is changed to a lower salary level, the staff member's eligibility for salary increment in the lower level will be based on satisfactory service in the lower level.

Rule 3.6 Salary policy in promotions

(a) On promotion, a staff member shall be placed at the lowest step in the level to which he or she has been promoted that provides an increase in net base salary equal to at least the amount that would have resulted from the granting of two steps at the lower level.

(b) If promotion is effective on the month in which an increment at the lower level is due, such increment will be included in the salary at the lower level, to which two steps will then be added to determine the staff member’s salary on promotion in accordance with paragraph (a) above.

(c) The date of the frst salary increment at the higher level shall be the anniversary date of promotion, except that:

(i) In the case of those increments that require two years of satisfactory service, the frst increment at the higher level will become due two years from the date of promotion; and

(ii) In the case of accelerated increments, the frst increment at the higher level will become due ten or twenty months from the date of promotion, as appropriate.

(d) On promotion from the General Service to the Professional category and, in order to determine in accordance with paragraph (a) above the step that should be granted within the level to which the staff member is promoted, the following emoluments shall also be taken into account:

(i) The net amount of any pensionable allowance that the staff member received at the lower level; and

(ii) The post adjustment that corresponds to the net base salary at the single rate for the level and step in the Professional category to which the staff member is promoted.

(e) Where the total net remuneration before promotion of a staff member in the General Service exceeds that at the Professional level before promotion, established in accordance with subparagraph (d) above, a personal transitional

Staff Rules, 3.5-3.6

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