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Introductory Period

All new hires, rehires, part-time staff who move into full-time positions and student employees who move in part-time or full-time positions are in an introductory period during their first six months of employment . It is an opportunity for new employees to demonstrate their skills to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations.

Managers are required to utilize the introductory period to train and evaluate the employee's job performance, including effective adjustment to work tasks, conduct, procedures, attendance and job responsibilities.

Managers and/or employees experiencing issues within their introductory period should immediately consult with an Employee Relations representative.

Additional information may be found in the university's Introductory Period policy.‚Äč