Probationary Period - The term "probationary period" as used in this Article shall mean a period of continuous credited service an employee who has received a probationary appointment shall be required to serve prior to becoming eligible for permanent status.
"Probationary employee" refers to a full-time employee serving a period of probation.
All employees shall serve an initial probationary period of twelve (12) months of continuous full-time credited service. Time required to complete the P.O.S.T.? Basic Academy training or equivalent shall not be credited service for the completion of the probationary period.
11.4A new hire probationary employee shall be evaluated by the end of the sixth (6th), ninth (9th), and twelfth (12th) month of the probationary period, unless the employee has earlier been rejected during probation.
Breaks in Service
Prior to the completion of a probationary period, an employee may be released from employment at the sole discretion of the CSU and without recourse to Article 7, Grievance Procedure, of this Agreement.
Award of Permanent Status
An employee shall be notified in writing by the President as to the award of permanent status.