WOW!, here we sit, at least 3 years after they started discussing getting rid of this joke of a board that it sounds like no HR department knows how to perform. I have an interim chief and she was livid that I did not get promoted to III. She said "It's my budget, if I feel you are doing Nurse III work and I tell that to the board, you get a Nurse III." Needless to say, that's not how it goes at our facility LOL. I have a BSN, a JD, a certification and a consultant type job I've been in about 1.5 years, with 6.5 years total experience in that field and 9.5 years as an RN. Even though we are specialized, my dept's pay scale is less than if you work as a CCU staff nurse, so keeping me at II is really restrictive. Even better, I don't think my original board order was calculated appropriately, and we all know there's NO appeal for that (if you don't like it don't take the job.) I'm highly qualified for some Inspector General type jobs with my past legal experience, but I have to be in a Nurse III spot for a year before I would qualify for that GS level.