10. Probation

10.A

The probationary period shall be one year for all employees.  This includes employees who have been transferred at their own request or reinstated after resigning.  For those bargaining units which have probationary clauses in their Collective Bargaining Agreement, the provisions of their Agreement shall control.  In the cases of one-year probation, employee progress reports shall be submitted to the Human Resources Director at the end of the fourth and eighth month of employment.

Unless the head of the department where the employee is employed at the end of their probationary period shall, during the last month of the employee’s probation, certify that the services of such probationer during the probationary period were unsatisfactory, the employment of such probationer shall continue, and the probationer shall be deemed to have satisfactorily completed the probationary period.  If the probationer is entitled to veterans’ preference in accordance with the Veterans’ Preference Act of the State of Minnesota, they shall be entitled to a hearing as required by said Act and in accordance with Section 16 of these Rules.

10.B

Time served on probation, whether continuous or not, shall be charged to the period of probation.

10.C

If any probationer on fair test shall be found incompetent or unqualified to perform the duties of the position to which they have been certified or transferred, the appointing officer shall report such fact in writing to the Office of Human Resources and may, for reasons specifically stated in writing and filed with the Office of Human Resources, discharge, reduce, or in the case of the transferee, return to their former position said probationer at any time during the probationary period; except that if the probationer is entitled to veterans' preference in accordance with the Veterans' Preference Act of the State of Minnesota, they shall be entitled to a hearing as required by said Act and in accordance with Section 16of these Rules.

10.D

If a promotional or a transferee probationer is found unsatisfactory because they are incompetent or unqualified to perform the duties of the position to which they had been certified or transferred, they shall be reinstated to their former position or to a position to which they might have been transferred prior to such promotion; except that if the probationer is entitled to veterans' preference in accordance with the Veterans' Preference Act of the State of Minnesota, they shall be entitled to a hearing as required by said Act and in accordance with Section 16 of these Rules.