(a) Probationary periods of no less than six months or more than twenty-four months
shall be served by employees following appointments to:
- Permanent positions following certification from an open competitive eligible list except as provided in Rule 9.1(h).
- Original appointments to permanent positions under the provisions of Rule 23.3(a).
- Non-competitive re-employments based on prior service, except as provided in Rules 17.23(a) and 9.3.
The probationary period shall be an essential part of the examination process and
shall be used for the most effective adjustment of a new employee and for the
elimination of any probationary employee whose performance does not meet the
required standard of work.
(b) A permanent employee who is promoted, transferred, reassigned or demoted to
another position shall not be required to serve a probationary period in the new
(c) A permanent or probationary employee who is appointed to another position
following certification from an open competitive eligible list is considered a
new employee in the new position and shall serve a probationary period no less
than six months or more than twenty-four months in such new position.
(d) A probationary employee who is permanently transferred, reassigned, or demoted to
another position shall be eligible for permanent status in the new position
between the sixth and twenty-fourth month of the probationary period which began
prior to the change in position(s).
(e) A probationary employee may be separated by the appointing authority at any time.
(f) A former employee who is appointed from a department preferred reemployment list
is not required to serve a probationary period in the new position.
(g) The probationary period of a part-time employee shall be computed on the same
calendar basis as though he were employed full time.
(h) An employee who has served at least 24 months in a job appointment with no break in
service may be appointed to the same position, or a position in the same job
title, in the same agency without serving a probationary period.
(a) Permanent appointment of a probationary employee shall begin upon certification
by the appointing authority that the employee has met the required standard of
work during the probationary period.
(b) A permanent appointment must be reported to the Director in the manner he
(c) The appointing authority shall separate employees who have not been certified as
permanent at the end of the twenty-four month probationary period in accordance
with the provisions of Rule 9.1(e).
A probationary employee who is absent for military training or military active
duty in excess of thirty consecutive calendar days, shall be returned to duty in
the probationary status at the point he reached in the probationary period
before leaving. Absences of thirty consecutive calendar days or less shall be
counted as part of the probationary period.
An employee cannot attain permanent status or acquire other rights and benefits of
permanent appointment for more than one full-time equivalent position in State