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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"Why are you letting the taxpayers of DuPage pay to train (probation officers) only for them to leave?" she said.
The probation officer took Massey into custody and Hall revoked his suspended time.
She said when probation officers are out on compliance visits on their own, if they feel uncomfortable or concerned, they leave the building.
Whilst the content of the series rapidly disappeared from memory, the image of a bustling, active probation officer remained.
This Note argues that it is unconstitutional for a judge to delegate to a probation officer the decision regarding the type of mental health treatment a defendant must undergo following his or her release from jail.
While exercising his authority as a probation officer, Walker willfully violated the victims' civil rights by kissing them, touching their breasts, buttocks and inner thighs, and forcing one victim to have sexual intercourse with him when he visited her home as part of his official duties.
They perform a similar role to probation officers, working directly with clients, but do not have a formal qualification in probation work.
As discussed, each RCTC client receives a program that is designed by the probation officer and is approved by the court and judge.
His probation officer has told him to switch operating systems so their monitoring software will run.
Can cocky, wise-cracking Juvenile Probation Officer Jack Johnson keep Pat and his buddies from self-destruction?
The government filed a notice of violation of conditions of supervised release after an offender refused to comply with a probation officer's order to submit a blood specimen pursuant to the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act.
In addition, A's probation officer was said to believe A would have a better chance of reducing the period of house arrest and probation if the couple sold the house and moved.