In-Range Progression (IRP)

An In-Range Progression is a permanent salary increase to a staff member's base salary. In-Range Progressions are campus funded from departmental budgets and are made within the existing salary range established for the employee's current classification, or within the skill level sub-range for classifications with skill levels. Certain criteria must be met in order for an In-Range Progression to be approved. Please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement for relevant criteria.

In-Range Progression

  1. How long does it take to receive confirmation of the outcome of a request for In-Range Progression?

    Requests for In-Range Progression are reviewed in the order that they are received. Employees can expect to receive a written response detailing the outcome of the review from Human Resources within ninety (90) days from the time the request is received in Human Resources.

  2. How often can an In-Range Progression be requested for an individual’s position?

    An In-Range progression can be requested by the employee every twelve (12) months. An appropriate administrator can request an In-Range progression on an employee's behalf at any time.

  3. If my request for In-Range Progression is approved, when can I expect to see the change in salary?

    In most cases, the effective date of the In-Range Progression will be the first day of the pay period following receipt of the request in Human Resources. For example: If a request is received by Human Resources on January 11, 2017 the effective date would be February 1, 2017 which corresponds to the first day of the pay period for February 2017.

  4. What is the difference between an In-Range Progression and a Reclassification or In-Classification Progression?

    An In-Range Progression is a change in salary within the employee's current classification salary range based on specific criteria defined in the employee's Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    A Reclassification is appropriate when a position has changed significantly so as to justify a change in classification. Classifications are defined in the CSU Classification Standards.

    In-Classification Progression is appropriate for classifications with defined skill levels or ranges when a position has changed significantly so as to justify progression to the next skill level or range. For example: Progression from Information Technology Consultant – Foundation Level to Information Technology Consultant – Career Level.

  5. Who can request an In-Range Progression?

    In most cases, a request for In-Range Progression will be submitted to Human Resources by the appropriate administrator for the department submitting the request. However, UAPD Employees (Unit 1), CSUEU employees (Units 2, 5, 7 and 9) and APC employees (Unit 4) have provisions in their Collective Bargaining Agreements that allow for employee-initiated requests for In-Range Progression. Please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement for further details.


  • An in-range progression (IRP) is a permanent increase to a base salary within a salary range for a single classification or within a skill level sub-range for a classification with skill levels.