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.
C. An employee in a limited appointment converted to a career appointment within the unit shall serve, at the discretion of the University, a probationary period commencing with the career appointment. Up to three (3) months of time served as a limited employee (as defined in Article 6.A.) in the same job immediately prior to hire, shall count toward completion of the probationary period. For the purposes of this provision, “same job” means a job in the same department/unit, with the same job description.