Probationary Period – Non Faculty


Delta State University staff members have a six month probationary period in order to evaluate the employee’s performance and for rejecting any employee whose performance does not meet required work standards.
Employee: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department. 
Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.
All non-instructional employees will be in a probationary status for a minimum period of six months that will begin on the first day of regular (excluding temporary) employment. This period is to be utilized by the supervisor for observing the employee’s work and for rejecting any employee whose performance does not meet required work standards. Continuation of employment beyond the six months signifies the end of the evaluation period unless extended by the employee’s supervisor. An employee may be terminated at any time during the introductory evaluation period. New employees do not have access to the grievance procedures. At the end of the employee’s evaluation period, the department supervisor will conduct an assessment of the employee’s performance. The introductory evaluation period may be extended one time upon written request and justification from the administrative officer of the department. The request must be approved by the Director of Human Resources and the appropriate Vice President when it pertains to his/her staff. The completed form must be returned by the department supervisor to the Human Resources Office and becomes a part of the employee’s records.
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