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Managing Probationary Employees

As part of the selection and hiring process, all classified employees are considered probationary employees for their first 180 days of university employment. This 180-day timeframe allows you to assess whether probationary employees' skills, performance, and dependability fit their position and merit continuation of university employment.

You should take the following steps to manage the performance of probationary employees:

Managing Performance After Probationary Period

Continuously make an effort to manage your employees in a way that encourages them to perform to the best of their abilities, strive to improve and develop their skills, and collaborate well with their team members and coworkers.

Take the following steps to guide the performance of your employees:

Get Help Managing Performance

You can take advantage of services designed to help you manage change, resolve conflict, complete performance management forms, understand policies, and much more. Contact Strategic Workforce Solutions at 512-471-HRSC (4772) to request services to help you improve your performance management skills or get assistance handling specific workplace concerns.