PROVISIONAL/PROBATIONARY PERIOD FOR CLASSIFIED STAFF
With the exception of certain public safety employees, all classified employees are required to serve the first six (6) months of employment on a provisional basis to provide an opportunity to evaluate job performance. Employees transferring to another University System institution or the University System Office are subject to a new six (6) month provisional period upon beginning at the new location.
If the work of the employee is satisfactory, employment will be continued. Should the work not be satisfactory, the employee will be notified in writing prior to the completion of the six (6) months provisional period. In the event of an approved leave of greater than thirty (30) days, an equivalent extension of the provisional period may be granted with the approval of the President or the Director of Human Resources. An extension will be granted only in exceptional circumstances, and in no instance shall the provisional period be extended such that the total provisional period would exceed nine (9) months.
An employee who has been discharged during the provisional period does not have any right to appeal or procedural protections. Public safety employees are subject to the same provisional employment requirement as other classified employees, except that the six (6) month provisional period will not begin until any person employed as a public safety officer has completed his/her mandated training for certification as a police officer. This special provision only applies to those public safety employees for who specified training is mandated by state law and such training occurs after their employment.
Applying for other positions at Georgia Collge & State University during the provisional period is subject to the guidelines of the Internal Posting Program. Temporary employees hired into regular positions are considered new employees and will serve a six-month probationary period beginning with the first work day of regular employment.