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Individuals receiving initial appointments to permanent
positions must serve a probationary period. The probationary period is an
extension of the selection process, and provides the time the new employee
needs to achieve performance at or above the expectations of the job or to be
separated if performance does not meet acceptable standards. Individuals who
are reemploying to a permanent position after a separation shall also serve a
probationary period. The probationary period shall be 12 months of either full-time
or part-time employment from the actual date of employment or reemployment.
Periods of extended leave of absence with or without pay do not suspend or
increase the duration of the probationary period beyond 12 months. Extended
leave is defined as leave in excess of one-half of the regularly scheduled
workdays and holidays in the month.
The probationary period is an extension of the selection
process, and to provide the time for effective adjustment of the new employee
or elimination of those whose performance does not meet acceptable standards.
All new Clinical Support Services (CSS) employees, including rehires and
transfers from SHRA positions (both internal ECU SHRA hires, as well as those
from other State agencies), will serve a six (6) month probationary period. The
University retains the right to discharge new CSS employees during the initial
six (6) month probationary period, without notice or without cause.
Probationary dismissals are not subject to appeal. The initial six (6) month
probationary period may be extended for a period not to exceed six (6)
additional months. Extension of the probationary period should be done in three
month increments. Probationary employees are not eligible to apply for other
positions with the University only with prior supervisory approval.
Probationary employees are eligible to earn vacation and sick leave and holiday
time as they accrue. Any vacation and sick leave time may only be used in
accordance with applicable leave policies. Probationary employees with more
than three (3) occurrences of unscheduled absence may be subject to
termination. Employees who resign or are terminated during the initial six (6)
month probationary period, or during the applicable extension period, are not
eligible to be paid accrued vacation leave or legislative vacation bonus leave.
This policy applies to all probationary Clinical Support Services employees
hired with an effective date of May 1, 2014 or later.
EHRA Non-Faculty employees and temporary employees (SHRA,
CSS, & EHRA Non-Faculty) are not subject to a probationary period.