Approval Date: 2004-04-08
Effective Date: 2013-11-05
Review Date: 2017-05-01
The Vice-President (Administration and Finance) through the Director of Human Resources
To review a new employees performance and overall suitability during the probationary period; to determine whether the employees status will be confirmed on the conclusion of his/her probationary period; and to provide an opportunity for facilitating constructive feedback and timely two-way communication between the employee and his/her immediate supervisor regarding work expectations, progress, and required adjustments.
All new University employees in non-academic positions, including both bargaining and non-bargaining employees employed in both permanent positions and contractual positions for a minimum of six (6) months. Employees of agencies and separately incorporated entities are excluded from this policy.
Campus Human Resources Designate - senior administrator at each campus who has authority in certain human resources poicy decisions. The policy Authority assigns, in writing, the Campus Human Resources Designate.
Unit Head - includes Dean, Director and other senior administrators at a comparable level or above, including the President, Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents.
The probationary period for employees is as follows:
An employees probationary period may be extended by up to an additional three months in the case of bargaining and non-bargaining, non-management/non-professional employees, and up to an additional six months in the case of management, professional and executive employees.
Extension of an employees probationary period must be agreed upon prior to the conclusion of the original probationary period, and will require the written, mutual agreement of the employee and the respective Unit Head as well as the approval of the Campus Human Resources Designate.
A probationary employee may be terminated for reasons of unsuitability at any time during the probationary period. The termination of a probationary employee is not subject to any form of review or appeal.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Department of Human Resources
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for the following:
Employing Departments are responsible for the following: