Service date and Pay Progression date could be the same.
Example 1) If
an employee started with the State on 3/1/2011 and has not taken a promotion to
another position or was not auto-progressed in the same position two or more
grades, the employee’s Pay Progression date would be the same as the employee’s
Continuous Service date.
Example 2) If
an employee started with the State on 3/1/11 and accepted a promotion of two or
more grades to another position or was auto-progressed in the same position two
or more grades on 10/1/11 the employee’s new Pay Progression date would change
to 10/1/11. In this case, the employee’s
Continuous Service date would not be the same as his/her Pay Progression date
on which the employee’s MSI would occur each year.