Forms, Policies, & Guides

215 - Probationary Period for Staff Employees

Subject: Probationary Period for Staff Employees

Section: U215

Date: October, 2016


Purpose:

To define probationary periods for staff employees at the university.

policy:

The probationary period is an initial period of employment during which the University carefully assesses new employee performance to determine whether the employee is able to adequately perform the role for which the employee was hired and thus should be retained as a "regular' employee. During this time, the University assesses the full spectrum of job performance, including but not limited to the employee's ability to perform job duties, to learn a new work environment, the quality of work, attendance, professionalism. Any probationary employee who is not meeting the requirements of the job may be released at any time during the probationary period.

The probationary period last six months for staff employees paid monthly and three months for staff employees paid biweekly but may be extended upon the written approval of HR-Employee and Labor Relations.

The job performance of staff employees who apply and are promoted, demoted or transferred into new positions will be closely reviewed (similar to a probationary period) during the first six months for staff employees paid monthly and three months for staff employees paid biweekly.

Employees represented by a bargaining unit may be governed by the appropriate bargaining unit agreement.