What is your progression?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BearcatShane09, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. BearcatShane09

    BearcatShane09 Package Handler

    Can someone explain to me when you're new to the company you have to go through your progession for pay? What exactly is that?
  2. TearsInRain

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  4. ddomino

    ddomino New Member

    Progression is the way you get paid until you reach "top rate" (what a seniority driver who has worked here long enough to have progressed to the highest rate in the current contract). In the PHL area we have a 2 and 1/2 or 3 year progression. When you make seniority you will be at 70% of top rate. seniority plus 1 year 80% plus 2 years 90% and plus 2.5 or 3 years 100%. Once you reach top rate you will always be at top rate. In progression you may go above the previous % because you will get raises along the way.

    You don't enter progression until you become a seniority driver which by contract is to have 30 work days in a 90 day period excluding Nov and Dec. Unfortunately in many areas the company and union have below board agreements that allow drivers to remain as seasonal/cover drivers for much longer without gaining seniority.
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    If you're new to the company I assume you're a part time hourly employee or prospect. If you make your inside seniority (30 days) you typically get a small raise, then depending on your function you sometimes get another raise around the 90 day mark. If you're a loader and you learn all the loads on your belt you sometimes can get a raise for that, or if you're a sorter or pickoff and learn the sort, same thing. It varies locally and by position.