A promotion is the advancement of a staff employee into a position that has significantly more responsibility, requires more advanced skills and has greater decision-making authority. A promotion is usually accompanied by an increase in pay, though not always.
A promotion increase should coincide with the date on which the employee assumes the new responsibilities. Generally, a promotion increase is 8% or an increase to the minimum of the new salary range, whichever is greater.
Salary increases that are not due to promotion, merit or across-the-board rarely occur.