A lateral transfer moves an employee to a new position that has the same maximum salary range as their current base position.
- Lateral transfers can be carried out within a ministry or across ministries, and can be either employer- or employee-initiated
- Lateral transfers occur only with the joint agreement of both the "sending" and "receiving" organizations
- Both organizations outline the terms in a written letter and the appropriate authority level from each organization must sign off the letter
- Lateral transfers do not require a competitive process
- Lateral transfers may also be temporary, with a defined start and end date
- A promotional temporary appointment does not qualify the employee to laterally transfer positions with the promotional salary range
Contact AskMyHR if you are considering a temporary lateral transfer.
To fill a position through a lateral transfer
- Locate a qualified employee for the opportunity at the same current base position
- Seek the appropriate authority to make an offer
- Complete past work performance checks and negotiate a start date with the employee's supervisor
- Consult with AskMyHR on the preparation of the appropriate lateral transfer offer letter