A new policy designed and implemented by the Department of Human Resources encourages University of Miami staff to openly pursue opportunities for internal transfer or promotion with the support of their supervisors. The Internal Mobility: Transfer and Promotion policy supports career growth and development at the University through improved communication between managers and their direct reports by removing the fear of intimidation and promoting a more transparent interviewing process.
“This new policy is a step in the right direction,” said Joe Natoli, UM’s senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer, and interim chief operating officer at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth. “It sets the stage for a clear shift in the way we do business at the University by increasing the communication channels between managers and their teams.”
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Miller School, is also excited by the possibilities the policy opens up. “By encouraging internal promotions, we provide an opportunity for advancement to individuals who are dedicated to the University’s mission and to successful, continued partnerships,” said Goldschmidt.
Cassandra Wiggins, human resources and faculty affairs manager at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is confident the policy will not only encourage employee career growth but also help the University retain top talent. “This policy is very exciting for HR and for employees at UM,” said Wiggins. “Being able to speak openly with your manager about your career goals and having their support will provide you with the opportunity to grow within your current role and look to the University before you consider outside options for employment.”
To help you get started, or continue with the development of your career at the University, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the new Internal Mobility policy and to complete Career Development, a one-hour, computer-based learning (CBL) course available through ULearn.
Here is a summary of the new policy:
|Minimum Time in Position
||To be eligible for internal transfer and/or promotion, you must be employed in your current position for a minimum of:
- 12 months for consideration in another division
- 6 months for consideration within the same division
|Internal Candidate Preference
||Managers will receive the applications of qualified internal candidates separately from those of external candidates during the first five days of a job posting, and are encouraged to first consider internal applicants.
||Hiring managers interested in interviewing internal applicants are required to discuss the applicant’s performance with the applicant’s current supervisor prior to scheduling an interview.
|Coordination of Interview
||You are encouraged to work with your current supervisor to coordinate job interviews for internal positions during work time.
To review the complete policy, please click here. If you have any questions, contact your HR representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine. UM Human Resources will continue to review and release new HR policies and business processes in a commitment to enhance the workplace culture.