Article 33 – Probationary Employees

All negotiations unit employees shall be considered as probationary employees for the first ninety (90) calendar days of their employment. This probationary period may be extended for no more than an additional ninety (90) calendar days without concurrence of the URA-AFT. Active Class 1 employees who have completed a probationary period prior to entering the negotiations unit shall not be required to serve an additional probationary period.

Notifications of probationary period extension shall be provided to the employee in writing with a summary of the reason(s) for the extension, and the union shall be provided with a copy. Upon receipt of the notice of probationary period extension, an employee may request a meeting with the supervisor and/or their designee to discuss the extension period and such meeting shall be held within ten (10) business days.

Probationary employees may be disciplined or terminated at any time for any reason whatsoever at the sole discretion of Rutgers and they shall not be entitled to utilize the provisions of the Grievance Procedure.

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