Logic Of The Day: 09/10/2017.
Your boss is focused on her own career and hitting her performance goals. Your HR department is focused on legal compliance and filling the top spots. You? Focus your attention on your own career growth.
You need to speak up and act accordingly. Don't ever sit back and wait for someone else to notice that you'd do a great job in a higher level position. Volunteer for challenges. Things like serving on special projects and cross-functional teams open you up to new possibilities.
Also, remember to build relationships outside of your direct line of reporting. Always work hard and be pleasant to coworkers. If you have an interest in moving to a new department, work on developing a relationship with that department head.
Ultimately, your career growth is your responsibility. Make sure you take charge.