Probation


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Probation

1. An initial period of employment during which an employee is evaluated. Typically, it is easier to dismiss a new employee during probation. At the conclusion of the probation, the employer decides whether or not to keep the employee on staff. A new employee may not be eligible for some benefits during probation.

2. A period during which an employee has been warned that his/her performance may result in termination if it does not improve.
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Hard-working probation staff were denied a 1% pay rise in 2014.
Rosado was not in contact with the victim in his case; to see how his part-time job was going; and to find out what steps he had taken to get himself settled into probation.
WHEREAS, Pretrial, probation and parole officers/agents are sworn peace officers who work in the community, seeing parolees at home, at work and on the streets and are on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies and urgent problems; and
Probation is currently undergoing changes as part of the Government's Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
Another source claims that probation is gunning for him, as they are embarrassed by what he has done for the past 2 years and have had bit by now.
Firstly, there is a very welcome comparative perspective on probation demonstrated by Canton's appreciation of the resonance of probation values, pioneered in England and Wales, in other countries.
Only high risk offenders will be monitored by the probation service.
They have called on the Ministry of Justice to commission an external review of the National Offender Management Service (Noms), recommending that probation trusts should be given greater independence, with limited resources to be re-focused on the front line.
Inspectors discovered a typical probation official had a caseload of between 30 and 50 people, but some were handling up to 90 cases.
Wales Probation Trust chairwoman Susan Fox said: "We want people who are passionate about protecting the public, reducing re-offending and helping offenders back into meaningful roles.
The teacher works for the county Office of Education, which operates schools at the county's three Juvenile Halls and 17 probation camps in partnership with the Probation Department.