KM Unit – ART. 6: Probationary Period


       A. All new 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. An employee who is required to serve a probationary period and who  has worked in a limited appointment immediately preceding the  career appointment, shall have up to 1,000 hours on pay status (the  amount to be determined based on hours in pay status but exclusive  of on-call and overtime hours), credited towards completion of the  probationary period, provided that the credited time was served in  the same position and with the same supervisor that the employee  had immediately prior to the career appointment.

       C. A Limited Appointment Employee hired or rehired into a career  position of the same classification, in the same shop and under same  supervisor, within thirty days of their break in service shall be  credited with up to 1,000 hours on pay status on the same basis as  provided for in paragraph B above.

       D. Prior to the completion of a probationary period, the University shall  make a good faith effort to evaluate the employee’s performance.  However, a probationary employee may be released at the discretion  of the University provided the employee is not being released in  violation of Article 4, Nondiscrimination in Employment. Other than  probationary releases alleged to be based on discriminatory grounds,  disputes arising from this Article are not subject to the Grievance or  Arbitration Procedure of this Agreement.