Article H - Probationary Period

Objectives/Duration

A training and probationary period of six months is required of all employees including those who have been promoted or transferred to another position. In addition to providing basic orientation, the duties and procedures of the job and help to learn to do it well will be provided by each supervisor.

There is no separation or vacation pay during the first six months of the probationary period for new employees. Employees terminated while on probation have no right of appeal.

Temporary employees are hired for a limited time to fulfill a particular staffing need of the library. Use of temporary employees must be approved by the director.

Evaluation of Performance

At the end of the sixth month, the decision will be made by the library director, after consultation with your supervisor, as to whether the appointment will be continued. A new employee who fails to perform satisfactorily during this period may be terminated at any time. If either party wishes to terminate the employment during this period, a week’s notice should be given. In exceptional circumstances the probationary period may be extended for an additional three months.

Permanent Status

When the employee has successfully completed the probationary period, the employee will gain permanent status.

E.3. Probationary Training Period

Upon initial employment, rehire, promotion, or transfer to a new position, employees will be required to serve a probationary training period of three months to allow for training and monitoring of job performance. The direct supervisor will conduct a monthly performance review during each of the three months.

There is no separation or annual leave pay during the three months of the probationary period for new employees. A new employee who fails to perform satisfactorily during this period may be terminated at any time. If either party wishes to terminate the employment during this period, a week's notice should be given. Employees terminated while on probation have no right of appeal.

At the end of the third month, a decision will be made by the Library Director, after consultation with, and recommendation by, the supervisor, as to whether the appointment will be continued. In exceptional circumstances the probationary period may be extended by the Library Director for an additional three months.

(1-19-2017)

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