Orientation Period Policy

The first six (6) months in a new position is a period of orientation. Individuals in a registered university apprenticeship program are subject to a three (3) month period of orientation. The orientation period is intended to allow a new, promoted or transferred employee to become familiar with the position and work environment and to demonstrate their capabilities. During this time, the employee’s knowledge, skills and abilities are reviewed on a continuing basis. The orientation period is a continuation of the selection process and may be formally or informally structured based on the needs of the school or department. The supervisor and/or a designated trainer should regularly meet with the new employee during this time period.

Standard practices with regard to performance management and the corrective action process apply.

A staff member in their orientation period may access their sick and vacation time accruals in alignment with the appropriate University policies.