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TRIAL PERIOD

APPLIES ONLY TO PERMANENT, CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

A set period during which an agency evaluates the skills, work habits and general suitability of a promoted employee.

Classes at grade 19 or below serve six moths of full-time equivalent trial period.  Classes at grade 20 or higher serve one year of full-time equivalent trial period.

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EVALUATIONS

A performance evaluation must be conducted for an employee in a class at grade 19 or below at the end of the 2nd and 5th months of employment.

A performance evaluation must be conducted for an employee in a class at grade 20 or higher at the end of the 3rd, 7th and 11th months of employment.

TIME NOT COUNTED TOWARD

REJECTION FROM

An agency may end an employee's trial period for any lawful reason.

If an employee's trial period is ended, the employee must be:

  • Restored to his or her former position unless the position has been filled by an employee with greater seniority;
  • Placed in another vacant position in the class held immediately before the promotion; or
  • If no position as described above exists, placed in another position in a class equal or to lower than the class held immediately before the promotion or placed on a reemployment list.

An employee may not grieve or appeal a rejection from a trial period.

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