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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Whilst the content of the series rapidly disappeared from memory, the image of a bustling, active probation officer remained.
In another part of town, the probation officers visited Elizabeth Leonard.
Service coordination gives probation officers the support they need to meet the mission: provide effective, individualized services to the youths in OJJ's care and custody.
The probation officer then examines the submitted cards for completion, verifies the information with the organization(s) if necessary, and calculates the running total number of hours of community service completed for each client.
Brown said he returned a phone call from a probation officer regarding Schaffer's sentencing and answered questions.
It would make a magistrate, rather than the probation officer, the judge of how much supervision probationers need and would foreclose quick action by the department when it learns of possible probation violations.
Often, the challenge lies in how a single probation officer can alter a probationer's environment.
More importantly, the Chicago Police Department detailed cops to juvenile probation work, assigning roughly one police probation officer (PPO) to each district.
In some States, the jobs of parole officer and probation officer are combined.
When Jonathan took his mom's car again, in June 1999, she turned him in once more, and he was arrested on several probation violations, including failing to keep appointments, curfew violations, positive drug screens, and not doing his community service, according to court testimony from his probation officer, Chris Cagle.
The federal probation officer sits uneasily in today's federal criminal justice system.
The proabationer meets with the probation officer, briefly, perhaps once a month--making the procedure a waste of time for both.