Department heads or designees can make job offers (for new hires and promotions) up through the midpoint of merit-based Professional and Support Staff positions. Before making job offers above the midpoint, consult your recruiter. Requests for setting salaries for Managers and Senior Professionals over midpoint should be forwarded to Central Human Resources (see Chapter 4, Compensation, Starting Salaries). Originators will prepare offers in TAM and the authorizer for that job opening will be required to approve the offer. Once the job offer is approved, the originator will receive confirmation and the hiring manager should then extend the offer to the candidate.