This policy applies to all regular non-unionized non-academic staff, with the exception of University Executives (“E”). It establishes a procedure regarding the probationary period for newly hired staff, during which time the University decides if the employee should continue as a regular member of staff. In all personnel policies, unless otherwise stated in the scope of the policy, the term "regular employee" applies to both regular employees on probation and those who have completed their probationary period.
The probationary period for newly hired staff in all positions except those in role profile level 3 and above is sixty (60) working days, exclusive of holidays, vacations, leaves of absence and sick leave. The probationary period for newly hired staff in positions in role profile level 3 and above is six (6) calendar months.
In instances where a supervisor states the incumbent is not performing the entire job, but makes a positive assessment of the employee's potential, he/she may recommend an extension of the probationary period of not more than an additional sixty (60) working days. The employee must be informed of this extension and the Probationary Review form should be returned to the Staffing Section of Human Resources, advising them of the extension of the probationary period. Prior to the end of the extended probationary period, a final performance review must take place.
When a probationary review is unsatisfactory, the employee must be advised and a Notice of Termination form must be prepared to effect the termination.
Rev. March 2004