Separation During Probation

A new employee with a regular appointment must serve a one-year probationary period. An employee may be separated with minimal notice anytime during the year for deficient performance, or unacceptable conduct. The employee cannot grieve a separation during probation if all the procedural requirements pertaining to the separation were met.

Employees separated from their position before the completion of the probationary period, and later hired in a RFT or RPT position after a break in service of more than 30 days, are required to serve a new probationary period, beginning on the date of entrance on duty in the new position.

Upon initial appointment or selection to a supervisory or managerial position, an employee is required to serve a one year probationary period. This supervisory period is in addition to any previous completed probationary period.

Content last reviewed: 8/25/2015-MF

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