State Employee Career Transition Process

  • The State Transitional Business and Administrative Technician process can be used to facilitate career movement by allowing employees to move from an administrative or office support classification to a business-related technician classification when appointment to the technician classification would result in the employee losing pay because they do not possess the experience requirement for the experienced or the advanced-level technician classification. Click here to view questions & answers about the State Transitional Business and Administrative Technician classification process.

  • The Departmental Trainee classification can be used to facilitate career movement for nonprofessional, non-degreed career employees by allowing them to move into one of 11 specified professional Business and Administrative classifications without losing pay or employment preference rights. Click here to view information about the Departmental Trainee Classification process.

  • The State Transitional Professional process can be used to facilitate professional employees'career movement by allowing them to switch from one professional classification to another without losing pay or employment preference rights. Click here to view questions & answers about the State Transitional Professional process.


  • The State Transitional Manager process can be used to facilitate managerial employees'career movement by allowing them to switch from one managerial classification to another without losing pay or employment preference rights. Click here to view questions & answers about the State Transitional Manager process.
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