JSU Staff Handbook

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2.6.1 New Hires

Newly hired employees will be offered competitive starting salaries at rates reflective of their experience and related job skills. 

  • Applicants only meeting the minimum requirements of the job should be paid at the minimum of the salary range of the career ladder/level for the position.

  • Applicants with experience or education beyond the minimum requirements of the job can be paid any amount between the minimum and midpoint of the career ladder/level for the position.  However, before offering a salary above the minimum of the salary rage, the salaries of current employees in the department should be reviewed in an attempt to promote internal equity to the extent possible.

  • The Division of Human Resources must approve hiring rates over the midpoint of the career ladder/level for any position.