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The Spring 2023 Tuition Waiver is NOW OPEN!

This program includes Tulane's Tuition Waiver for both employees and their dependents, the Extended Tuition Waiver, and the Tuition Waiver Tax Exemption for graduate students. To learn more, visit the Tuition Waiver Program site: hr.tulane.edu/benefits/tuition-waiver

Lateral Moves and Transfers

Lateral Moves

A lateral move occurs when an employee moves into a new position within the same pay grade as his/her current position.  An example of a lateral move:  An employee is an Accountant II at a 7 pay grade and they post for a position of Financial Analyst I, which is also at paygrade 7.  This is a lateral move.  The pay range and paygrade remains the same.  This can occur within the current department or moving to a different department.

  • Typically, employees who move laterally may be eligible to receive up to a 2% increase depending upon budgetary considerations.
  • Salary adjustments for lateral moves will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


A transfer is when an employee moves to a position outside his or her current department.  Salary changes may or may not be warranted in the case of a transfer.