Compensation and Title Changes

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Title Changes

At GitLab, we encourage team members to take control of their own career ladders and career advancement. In all processes of title changes, the team member will speak with their manager about the change. Come prepared with an explanation of how you believe you meet the proposed level and can satisfy the business need.

As a manager, please follow the following processes and discuss any proposed changes with either the People Ops Business Partner or Senior Director of People Ops, and do not make promises to the team member before the approvals are completed.

Promotions

To promote one of your direct reports, a manager should follow the following steps:

Demotions

To demote one of your direct reports, a manager should follow the following steps:

Department Transfers

If you are interested in a position, regardless of level, outside your department or general career progression, you can apply for a transfer.

Internal Department Transfers

If you are interested in another position within your department and the hiring manager is also your manager you must do the following;

Compensation and Title Changes Process

Any change to compensation or title requested by a manager must be approved by processing it in BambooHR. The Manager (Reports To) should initiate the change by logging into BambooHR to complete the approval workflow. Once initiated, the workflow will push the transaction to the Manager's Manager, the People Ops Business Partner, the CEO, and the People Operations Administrator for processing.

If you have any questions throughout this process, please feel free to contact People Ops. People Ops will confirm the change as the last step in the approval process. This ensures that further changes may need to be processed in TriNet or HRSavvy to fully process the change. People Ops is responsible for seeing the change through to completion. Once completed, People Ops sends an email to the person reporting / requesting the change (member's manager or CEO) to confirm this.

If you feel your title is not aligned with your skill level or you are interested in the career ladder ahead, you should discuss your personal professional development plan with your manager or the People Operations Generalist.

Process for Compensation and Title Change in BambooHR

Manager (Reports To):

  1. Login to BambooHR.
  2. Select the team member you would like to adjust.
  3. In the top right hand corner, click Request a Change.
  4. Select which type of change you are requesting. If you are only looking to change compensation, then select Compensation. If this is a promotion that includes a title change and a compensation change, select Promotion. To only change the title, select Job Information.
  5. Enter in all applicable fields in the form, and then submit.
  6. If there was a title change associated with the request, People Ops will complete a merge request to change the title on the Team Page.

TriNet

Record Pay Change

  1. Go to HR Passport homepage.
  2. Click Find.
  3. Select find person by Name.
  4. Type the name, click search.
  5. Select Employment Data on the left side of the screen.
  6. Click Employee Pay Change
  7. Select Effective Date.
  8. Enter new rates.
  9. Answer the worker's compensation question.
  10. Save.

Record Job Change

  1. Go to HR Passport homepage.
  2. Click Find.
  3. Select find person by Name.
  4. Type the name, click search.
  5. Select Employment Data on the left side of the screen.
  6. Select the reason for the change.
  7. Enter the effective date.
  8. Click next.
  9. Select the reason.
  10. Change the business title. Also, change any other applicable fields.
  11. Enter yes or no under the worker's comp section.
  12. Click Update