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Policy 4.7
Transfers and Promotions

Responsible Official: VP for Human Resources
Administering Division/Department: Recruiting
Effective Date: March 29, 2007
Last Revision: August 03, 2018

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Emory is committed to the development of its employees and makes every effort to fill vacant positions with qualified Emory employees.

Promotions and transfers are based upon the employee's competitive qualifications including knowledge, education, training, skills and demonstrated ability.


Employees in a regular full-time or regular part-time position must have completed at least 6 consecutive months of employment in the current department to be eligible for promotion or transfer to another department. In order to be considered for a transfer or promotion, an employee must have a rating of at least  “meets expectations” on their most recent performance evaluation.  Disciplinary actions, i.e., written warnings, may render an employee ineligible for a transfer at Emory University or Emory Healthcare until long lasting improvement is demonstrated for at least 6 months.  The Employee Relations Directors will review each situation on a case-by-case basis.


Policy Details


All transfer and promotional opportunities are listed on Emory's Career Website at hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html. Employees who meet the 6 month requirement above may express interest in a transfer or promotion based on the method by which the position is posted. For positions posted using Open Recruitment, an employee should apply on-line through PeopleSoft Employee Self-Service. An attached resume is highly recommended. For positions posted using Search, the employee should follow the specific requirements and instructions included in the job posting.

The Associate VP, Human Resources or designee, or the Emory Healthcare Director of Human Resources shall have the authority to waive the 6- month requirement where circumstances indicate that an exception would serve Emory’s best interests.

Managers desiring to promote an employee for a vacancy and the department director determines a current employee possesses the skills, education, experience and other qualifications for the vacant position, the department director may request a waiver of the posting by submitting for approval a promotion through Compensation.

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Contact Information

Associate VP, Human Resources  Del King  404-727-7567   del.king@emory.edu  

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