233.00 Probationary Periods

The purpose of the probationary period is to determine whether the employee demonstrates the ability to perform the duties described in the position descriptionand proves a capacity to work within the SKC structure and to assess the employee’s suitability for continued employment.  

The probationary period for new or transfer employees begins the first day of employment and ends one hundred eighty (180) calendar days later.  

Supervisors will complete written performance evaluations of probationary employees after 3 months of service.   At the end of the probationary period, the supervisor will complete a final probationary evaluation.

If the probationary employee’s performance or suitability for the position is deemed unsatisfactory, the employee may be terminated at any time during the probationary period.  Such terminations are not eligible to utilize the grievance procedure. 

A supervisor may extend the probationary period due to interruption of service.


Adopted: Policy has been in place prior to Sept. 2003
Revised: June 2006, 8/21/13, 04/15/15, 2/10/17
Reviewed January 2017

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