Final Say On Promotions

Discussion in 'UPS Partners' started by LongTimeComing, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    Who has the final, Go or No-Go, say on promotions for full time sups? Transportation manager? Higher level HR? Workforce planning manager? I know low level managers don't. I know Division managers don't.....

    Always have been curious, never got a straight answer.
  2. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    ask upstate * he knows everything
  3. COH_IE

    COH_IE New Member

    region usually has to sign off on open req's.
  4. goups

    goups New Member

    Your district manager, if you are working in the district.
  5. 2BOver

    2BOver New Member

    All FT Management promotions are approved at the Corporate office. It's been that way since August 2012.
  6. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    Ah, ok. Thanks for the info.

    Sooo, basically taking the decision even farther away from actually knowing what's good for the operation and knowing the person being promoted. Excellent. Because that....makes.....sense....????
  7. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

  8. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    We love them.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Not the person ... just the position.
  10. LongTimeComing

    LongTimeComing Air Ops Pro

    So, like, "Yes, we approve that there needs to be someone at that spot" kind of thing?
  11. j13501

    j13501 Member

    It goes like this. Every year, each district has a certain number of supervisor, manager and division manager "head count" put into it's business plan. The total management jobs are then broken down by division and department. If a division manager wants to move a supervisor job from center "A" to center "B", all he/she needs to do is get permission from the district manager. But if a district decides that they want to move a supervisor from the Airport to a package division, then the district manager has to approve, along with the region function manager for those operations (in this example, the region air manager and the region package operations manager, both of whom will mention it to the region manager). The actual name of the supervisor to move will be the division and district managers decision, (with H.R. guidance, of course) because they know the individuals in the district. At this point, Corporate has no role in the process.

    But now, let's say that there's a full time supervisor in the Air function that leaves the company for any reason (quits, discharged or retired). A different process starts. A requisition for a job replacement is filled out by H.R. The name of the person for the open job is put on the requisition at this time. It is reviewed at a monthly meeting by the district business planning team (district mgr., H.R. mgr., Controller, Business development mgr., I.E. mgr. and the division mgr. that needs the replacement supervisor.

    After approval, it is forwarded to the region for the same review with the Region business planning team (same people, but at the region level). Once the region verifed that this was a valid replacement, meaning that the position being replaced was in the business plan for management headcount, then the requisition was signed. Until recently, that was it- the job was filled.

    Now, Corporate is involved in the process. Corporate knows that when a requisition for a management person is forward to them, it has been verified that the position requested was budgeted and approved in that district's current business plan. So why does Corporate want to control these requisitions? I don't know, but I suspect that they want to see is a district can run "tight" and still make the cost and revenue targets. At some point, the requisition is approved and the job replaced.

    A long answer to your question, but your name being put on a job requisition is going to be done by the Air division manager with guidance from the H.R. manager. A lot of other people have opinions on your promotion (so don't burn any bridges with other functions), but those are the key people. Then the process takes over. It's a good process because, years ago, when the district's made the decision, sometimes supervisors were promoted that were not replacements, but were additional headcount. I hope you can see that with this approval process, it's not just your gateway or a center that must live within it's business plan but the districts and regions as well.....good luck!
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  12. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    Thats the "old way" of the Process.

    Now --if the move, transfer or promotion involves or impacts a different Business plan than that District Mgr --others must be invilved.
  13. frozen313

    frozen313 New Member

    Thats not how it works. Look at the key words "corporate has to sign off on the promotion" Corporate has to sign off on the promotion but they will not be the individuals that make the decision. They just have to ok the situation. That's All. There are certain requirements that the company is looking for. If you don't have a college education it will be very hard to get promoted due to the fact that your name will be push back by corporate 9 out of 10 times. (be sure to notice this does not state 10 of 10) If you have your managment team pushing your name to the top and they know that you are the best person for the job, you will get it. Might take a little time but it will happen. I was a loader for 1.5 years, a PT Sup for 7, and a driver for 5 months before my promotion to FT managment. If you strive to be the best at whatever you do, people will notice. It is not easy but no matter what anyone says, it is what you make of it. The better you are at a managment position, the easier your average day will be. THAT IS A FACT!!

    Take your job seriously; do not accept little mistakes; if you accept little mistakes, they will always get bigger. You don't have to be hated to do this, you have to be consistent with your discipline and the way you treat people.