1.01 Probationary Status

Origination date: 10/1/93
Revised: 12/22/1999, 1/1/2000
Applicability: Classified Staff


The purpose of this policy is to clarify probationary period requirements for classified staff positions.

Probationary Status

The initial six month period for classified staff is served only once during continuous employment.

When a temporary employee moves to a regular position within the university, he/she must complete a six month probationary period from the hire date of his/her new regular position.

If an employee transfers or changes positions within the university during his/her six-month probationary period, he/she must complete the initial six-month probationary period.

An individual who leaves the university and is subsequently rehired must complete a new six month probationary period.

An employee may be terminated at the discretion of the university at any time during the employee's probationary period.  An employee serving the initial probationary period is not entitled to appeal or grievance rights in the event of termination of employment.  Further, a probationary employee does not have access to the university's appeal or grievance procedures for other issues relating to employment.

The supervisor is required to evaluate the employee's performance during the probationary period and complete at least one performance appraisal form within 30 calendar days prior to the end of the probationary period.   Refer to Policy 5.02 Performance Appraisal.

An employee who is reclassified in his/her current position is not subject to a new probationary period.

Probationary Period for Police Officers

In accordance with the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies' (CALEA) requirements, certified officers must serve a minimum one-year probationary period from date of hire.