Human Resources Policy and Procedure
Number 8.0: Staff Orientation
The University recognizes the need for orientation periods, during which the University and the employee jointly assess the regular staff employee’s performance.
There are two types of employee orientation periods: New Regular Staff Employee Orientation and Transferred Staff Employee Orientation.
New Regular Staff Employee Orientation
A period of orientation shall be required of each new regular staff employee beginning the first day of employment and continuing 90 calendar days. The orientation period shall provide the opportunity to
1) During the orientation period, separation from employment shall be in accordance with the provisions of HRP&P 12.0 Separation from Employment.
2) During the orientation period, the employee
Note: All conditions of employment must be met in order to successfully complete the new regular staff employee orientation period (ex: payment through direct deposit, mandatory training and education, any individual department requirements, etc.).
Transferred Staff Employee Orientation
A period of orientation shall be required of each transferred staff employee beginning the first day of the new position and generally continuing for 90 calendar days. During the orientation period, the employee
Note: At the end of both types of orientation periods, an End of Orientation Evaluation Form shall be completed. If this form is not completed within five working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays), the employee will be considered as having successfully completed the orientation period. One extension of the orientation period, up to an additional 90 calendar days, may be granted by the Human Resources Office of Employee Relations (Employee Relations) for positions which require extensive on-the-job training or for other extenuating circumstances.
The assessment of job performance is the responsibility of the department head and supervisor. During both types of orientation periods the department shall
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