SMCCE 5.5 Salary Step after Promotion

When an employee is promoted from a position in one class to a position in a higher class and at the time of promotion is receiving a base salary equal to or greater than the minimum base rate for the higher class, that employee shall be entitled to the next step in the salary schedule of the higher class which is at least one step above the rate he/she has been receiving, except that the next step shall not exceed the maximum salary of the higher class.