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Argonne Career Development (All links are internal only)
Career Framework at Argonne Argonne uses a "career framework" for all regular, non-union employees. The career framework has four different elements, which when combined define an employee’s career and compensation opportunities at the Laboratory.
Career Descriptor Forms Links to worksheets that provide a framework for documenting how a new position should be classified and that can be used to help evaluate an employee’s eligibility for promotion.
Career Level Guide Charts In Argonne’s Career Framework, there are multiple steps within a career structure and career role based on five common factors: Scope/Knowledge, Problem Complexity, Freedom to Act, Impact, and Interaction. The following documents provide, by career structure, detail about how each factor is expressed differently for different career levels.
XSD Career Level Guide  This document provides more details on specific expectations within XSD for the different research and development career levels.
Argonne HR Website  
XSD Career Development (All links are internal only)
PSC Committee for Hires and Promotions Guideline PSC-specific guidance for preparing and reviewing cases for R&D hires and promotions.
XSD Mentoring Plan Postdocs
XSD Mentoring Plan Early Career