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Employment at Smith (Chapter 2)

Orientation and Review Period (Section 203)

There is an orientation and review period of six months of time worked for exempt / administrative staff and three months of time worked for non-exempt / administrative support staff who are newly hired or who are transferring into a new position. This period is a time for you to learn new responsibilities and for your supervisor to evaluate your progress in meeting performance standards. During this time your supervisor will provide you with an explanation of your job duties and acquaint you with departmental procedures. You should ask questions to ensure that you understand fully what is expected of you.

The orientation and review period will enable your supervisor to evaluate your performance and will allow you to critically evaluate your job to determine if it is the right one for you. Normally, you may not transfer or be considered for another position until you have completed one year in your current position. The college may terminate an employee during the orientation and review period without notice, or may terminate an employee after completion of the orientation and review period with two weeks of notice or pay in lieu of notice. You are eligible to accrue sick leave, vacation, and four paid holidays during your orientation and review period.