Things to Know as a Middle Georgia College Employee
With the exception of certain public safety employees, all classified employees are required to serve the first six (6) months of employment in the University System on a provisional basis to provide the employer an opportunity to evaluate the employee's performance. University System employees transferring to another University System institution or the University System Office are subject to a new six (6) month provisional period upon beginning at the new location.
If the work of the employee is satisfactory, employment will be continued. Should the work not be satisfactory, the employee will be notified in writing prior to the completion of the six (6) months provisional period. In the event of an approved leave of greater than thirty (30) days, an equivalent extension of the provisional period may be granted with the approval of the President or the Chief Human Resources Officer. An extension should be granted only in exceptional circumstances, and in no instance shall the provisional period be extended such that the total provisional period would exceed nine (9) months.
An employee who has been discharged during the provisional period does not have any right to appeal.
Public safety employees are subject to the same provisional employment requirement as other classified employees, except that the six (6) month provisional period will not begin until any person employed as a public safety officer has completed his/her mandated training for certification as a police officer. This special provision only applies to those public safety employees for who specified training is mandated by state law and such training occurs after their employment.