There was an error in the newsletter sent last night, for scientists progression from the new step 2-7 ($63,052) shall be by automatic increment, not steps 2-8 ($65,904).
Progression from the new step 7 to new step 8 shall be on merit; the criteria being that the scientist has been on the automatic maximum for a period of at least 2 years (although this may be waived by the employer in special cases) and has demonstrated their increased value to the organisation through some of the following
- Ability to back up a Technical Specialist or Section Head,
- Has a specific area of responsibility,
- Has particular skills in a part/all of a discipline,
- Has increased their competence/skills to cover another discipline.
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012