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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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"I did above and beyond what they asked me," she said of her ongoing probation, "because I wanted change."
But to balance the scales, the state puts a lot of people on probation. And unlike many states that cap probation terms at five years, Minnesota's can last up to 40 years.
Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that nearly 97,000 Minnesotans were on felony probation at the end of 2016.
But in east-central Minnesota's vast 7th Judicial District, the average probation for all felony crimes is 87 monthsmore than seven years.
Institutional assessment for reclamation and probation are done for uplift of parole and probation system besides strengthening seven districts offices in Peshawar, Abbottabad, DI Khan, Mardan, Malakand, Manshera and Dir Lower with furniture, IT, telephone and other services.
Home Department is looking after to Police, Prosecution, Prison, Reclamation and Probation departments by earmarking Rs1560 million for 51 development projects including Rs1424 million for 35 ongoing and Rs136 million for 16 new projects in ADP 2018-19 in current fiscal year.
The offenders especially juvenile, convicted in non-serious offence by the courts for a specific period, are handed over to the probation officers mostly overburdened of work for their re-integration and making him a law abiding citizen of the society.
Probation and parole officers are providing psycho-mental services to probationers and young offenders besides playing constructive role in curtailing overcrowding in jails.
Once clients sign an initial agreement, they will be assigned to a probation officer.
As discussed, each RCTC client receives a program that is designed by the probation officer and is approved by the court and judge.
At the end of the week, each client must turn in his or her work card to the assigned probation officer.
The Court never reached the issue of whether or not Knights had waived his Fourth Amendment rights (i.e., consented to the search) by agreeing to the search condition as part of his probation. Instead, the Court concluded that the search of this probationer's apartment, based upon a reasonable suspicion that he was engaged in criminal activity and authorized by a condition of probation, was reasonable under the Fourth Amendment, even without a search warrant.