1. A labor policy by which pay rate ranges or rates of pay of workers in jobs with established rate ranges are increased automatically at fixed intervals to the maximum rate for the classification. 2. Automatic movement from a trainee pay rate to the pay rate of a job classification or to the minimum level of a rate range. 3. A method by which workers move according to an GGyf8 agreed-on schedule from one pay scale to another automatically in a specified period of time. (TRB)