Wayne State University

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1.9 Probationary Period

General Service Support Staff

All General Service Support Staff employees are required at the time of initial University appointment to serve a six month period of probation. A three month period of provisional status is required for an employee who has been transferred or reassigned regardless of whether it is a lateral move, a promotion or a demotion. The probationary or provisional status period shall be utilized for evaluating the staff member's ability and willingness to perform the assigned duties. Provisional status may be extended for a period of up to three additional months by mutual agreement between the unit administrator and the Employment Services Department. During the probationary period a staff member may be dismissed, or in case of provisional status returned to previous unit or classification, at any time without a statement of cause and without the right of appeal.