Temporary and Probationary Employees
Section 1. Temporary Employees
a. This Section applies to those temporary employees who are in the
b. Barring exceptional circumstances beyond Management’s control, temporary
employees in the bargaining unit shall be given not less than one (1) pay
period’s notice of the termination of their appointment.
c. Temporary employees shall be provided a copy of their official position
description and be told of the conditions of employment upon entrance on
d. The Union has the right to discuss its concerns with Management regarding
the use of temporary employment.
e. Temporary employees shall not be used to circumvent the merit staffing
Section 2. Probationary Employees
a. The purpose of this Section is to clarify certain rights of probationary
employees where those rights may not be clear elsewhere in this
b. The Department agrees to provide probationary employees a reasonable
and fair opportunity to make good.
c. The Department agrees to evaluate the performance of probationary
employees during the probationary period and to counsel the employee
concerning performance deficiencies. The Department shall give the
employees the results of any interim review.
d. Probationary employees will usually be given fifteen (15) workdays notice of
their separation. The notice shall specify the reason(s) for the separation.
At the same time, Management shall notify Local 12 of the action and the
e. Probationary employees have the right to Union representation.