Salary

Other Salary Step-Related Situations

There are other situations that affect salary step status and assignment that should be understood:

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A withdrawn resignation or a return to the DOE after retirement
Loss or restoration of a state license
Transitioning from non-appointed to appointed status


A withdrawn resignation or a return to the DOE after retirement

If you are a DOE employee and wish to withdraw your resignation or you are a former DOE employee who wishes to return to service after retiring, you are entitled to return to the salary step you were on prior to your departure.

To be assigned the appropriate salary step and equate date, you must complete a paper-based Commencement of Service upon Withdrawal of Resignation or Restoration from Retirement form and submit it to the Office of Salary Services.

If you gained additional related work experience during your absence from the DOE (work experience could either be from an outside entity or from inside the DOE, such as per diem or per session), you must submit a separate salary step application along with the Commencement of Service upon Withdrawal of Resignation or Restoration from Retirement form to receive credit for this experience. Click for information on the types of related work experience that qualify for salary step credit.
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Loss or restoration of a state license
If you fail to meet your licensing requirements within the prescribed time, your license is revoked, and your salary step will be reverted to and frozen at 4A. Likewise, if your salary step is below 4A at the time you lost your license, your salary step will also be frozen. Salary steps will remain frozen until your license has been re-established.

After the license is restored, the Office of Salary Services will revert your salary step to the level it would have been, had your license not been revoked.
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Transitioning from non-appointed to appointed status

If you are a non-appointed staff who becomes appointed at a later date, you must submit a paper-based salary step application once you are appointed to be placed on the appropriate salary step and receive an equate date.

You may be eligible for a salary step increase if you have prior employment experience that would qualify you for a salary step higher than 4A. Assignment of an equate date will ensure that you move to subsequent salary steps correctly.

This application must be submitted within six months of appointment to receive retroactive pay (additional pay that would have been earned had you been placed on your correct salary step and assigned an equate date on your date of appointment). If you apply after six months, you will be issued a late filing date, and your first payment on the new salary step will begin on the first day of the month after the application was submitted. Please note: Late applicants are not eligible to receive retroactive monies.
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