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Hire and Promotion Process

New Case Templates

The case templates for hiring or promoting a candidate into a Staff Scientist appointment have recently been revised for consistency and effectiveness. Below are key improvements:

  1. Three memos are consolidated into one. All approvers can indicate approval and attach their comments to the memo.
  2. Promotion criteria are listed on the Description of Research (completed by candidates for promotions only) and the Evaluation Memo templates.
  3. Reference criteria are defined on the Statement of Referees’ Affiliations template.

Salary Setting

Include the Compensation Analyst as part of the salary review/setting process.

Approval Path

Career-Track: The promotion and hire cases remain within the Division. These cases do not require review and approval by the Lab Staff Committee or the Lab Director’s office.

Career: The promotion and hire cases require Divisional approval, and approval by the Associate Lab Director and Deputy Lab Director.

Case Submission (Career Staff Scientist Only)

Upon approval by the Associate Lab Director, the Sr./HR Division Partner or Recruiter will ensure the case is composed of the proper documents, organized into a single PDF, and bookmarked as described on the cover sheet. The Sr./HR Division Partner or Recruiter will then submit the case to Lisa Pariera via email (LPariera@lbl.gov).


The HR Case Facilitator will qualify the case, coordinate the review by the Lab Director’s office, and communicate final decision to the Sr./ HR Division Partner or Recruiter. The Sr./HR Division Partner or Recruiter will then inform the appropriate Division staff about the final decision.

Hire Case Documents

1.    Case Cover Sheet template

Lists points of contacts, required case documents, and the responsible person completing each document. Typically, the case is organized in a single PDF by administrative support

2.    Statement of Referees' Affiliations template

A template for the responsible manager to provide information regarding the letter writers and their affiliation with the candidate. This template includes the reference criteria

3.    Letter of Solicitation Reference letter template

A letter for the Division Director (or designee) to solicit for references. It includes the hire evaluation criteria

4.    Hire Evaluation Memo template

A template for the Search Committee Chair to write an assessment on the candidate’s suitability for hire. This requires approval by the Division Staff Committee Chair, Division Director, Associate Lab Director, and Deputy Lab Director.

5.    Position Description Template

Promotion Case Documents

1.    Case Cover Sheet template

Lists points of contacts, required case documents, and the responsible person completing each document. Typically, the case is organized in a single PDF by administrative support

2.    Request for Supporting Documents email template

A template for the responsible manager to solicit documents (e.g., Description of Research) from the candidate. This document is not part of the case

3.    Description of Research template

A template for the candidate to provide details about their research accomplishments and suitability for promotion

4.    Statement of Referees' Affiliations template

A template for the responsible manager to provide information regarding the letter writers and their affiliation with the candidate. This template includes the reference criteria

5.    Letter of Solicitation Reference letter template

A letter for the Division Director (or designee) to solicit for references. It includes the promotion evaluation criteria

6.    Promotional Evaluation Memo template

A template for the responsible manager to write an assessment on the candidate’s suitability for promotion. This requires approval by the Division Staff Committee Chair, Division Director, Associate Lab Director, and Deputy Lab Director.

7.    Position Description Template

 

 


 

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