Probationary periods introduced for exempt employees

probationary periodAll employees hired after April 1, 2016 — now including exempt employees — will serve an initial six-month probationary period, with the exception of sworn law enforcement employees who serve a 12-month probationary period.  Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the hiring department will issue a one-year letter of appointment, which will continue to be renewable on an annual basis.

If an employee is dismissed during the probationary period, he or she does not have rights to appeal the dismissal. With this in mind, it is important for an employee to get feedback from his or her supervisor during the probationary period. Should an employee be dismissed during his or her probationary period, he or she may not be eligible for re-employment with the university.

If you have any questions, please call Employee Relations at (352) 392-1072.