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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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Probationary periods have long been used in both the public and private sectors, although terminology may vary.
She remarked that the present training of probationary officers is a step taken to seamlessly integrate them with their seniors in the banks.
It must be acknowledged that the students admitted on probationary status might have done as well academically without the enhancement program.
According to rules, the board has to consider the report of the probationary officer in toto.
Tanaka faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison but his legal team, led by Glenn Colton, will ask the judge to impose a probationary sentence.
A lower court judge sided with the union and ordered the district to reclassify him as a probationary employee as of 1997 and as a permanent employee as of 2001, with back pay and benefits.
The probationary period starts from the beginning of the Euro 2016 qualifying round until the end of play-offs of that tournament.
UEFA said its disciplinary committee had fined PAOK, who have reached the last 32 of the Europa League, 250,000 euros ($319,000), of which 200,000 euros is suspended for a probationary period of three years.
Dubai A top traffic official has suggested that motorists convicted of causing fatal accidents should be placed under a mandatory judicial probationary procedure.
One such situation developed in Chicago in July 2004 when the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Chicago Teachers Union signed a new collective-bargaining agreement that gave principals the flexibility to dismiss probationary (nontenured) teachers beginning in the 2004-05 school year for any reason and without the documentation and hearing process that is typically required for dismissals in other districts.
Tenure, the contractual agreement that, in the great majority of school districts in the nation, grants a teacher a high level of job security following a probationary period, has taken a blow in Colorado, where a new law ties the granting, refusing or rescinding of tenure to students' performance.