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Upward Mobility

The State of California's Upward Mobility Program is a career mobility program designed to give state employees in Low-Paying Entry-Level (LPEL) classifications an opportunity to advance to Entry-Level Technical, Professional, and Administrative (ELTPA) classifications. The Upward Mobility Pay Scale Report lists the relevant classifications for each department.

Each state agency is required to have an effective Upward Mobility Program.

If you are a state employee in an LPEL classification and interested in participating in the Upward Mobility Program, please contact your department's Upward Mobility Program Coordinator. You may contact your Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for assistance in identifying your Upward Mobility Program Coordinator.

Departments are required to develop an effective Upward Mobility Program, which includes a Plan, including a policy statement and procedures. Departments may use  advised to review and incorporate the contents of the Guidelines for Administering Departmental Upward Mobility Programs into their Upward Mobility Program procedures as part of their obligation to develop an effective Upward Mobility Program. 

As required by Government Code section 19402 and California Code of Regulations, title 2, section 599.985, departments must track their Upward Mobility Program efforts and report them to the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR)  as part of their Annual Workforce Analysis.  The annual report should include the following:

  • List of LPEL and ELTPA classifications used by their department.
  • Number of employees formally participating in the Upward Mobility Program.
  • Number of employees expected to progress from LPEL classifications to ELTPA classifications.
  • Upward Mobility training budget.
  • Annual Upward Mobility goals.

Please contact for inquiries regarding Upward Mobility data and reporting requirements.      


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