ARTICLE 5 – PROBATIONARY PERIOD
A. All career employees shall serve a probationary period of six (6) calendar months at fifty percent (50%) time or more without a break in service. Time on leave with or without pay is not qualifying service for the completion of the probationary period. Employees who are rehired following a break in service shall serve a new probationary period whether or not they previously completed a probationary period.
B. Prior to the completion of the probationary period, an employee may be disciplined and/or released at the discretion of the University and without recourse to the Grievance or Arbitration Procedure of this Agreement.