Beginning on their employment start date, newly hired non-union employees and current non-union employees who transfer into new positions are subject to a 12-month probationary period to allow for appropriate orientation and training. During this period, supervisors will assess aptitude, interest, and ability to perform job requirements. During the probationary period, and thereafter, the employment relationship is at-will: employees are free to resign at will, at any time, with or without cause, and the University may terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause.
Supervisors will seek to provide training, guidance, and feedback during the probationary period so that new employees have the opportunity to reach the expected level of performance in a timely manner. The University reserves the right to determine the appropriate level of discipline for any inappropriate conduct, including oral and written warnings, suspension with or without pay, demotion, and termination. For more information, please review the Workplace Conduct policy in the Handbook.
Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for information on probationary periods.