Probation Period

The probationary period for newly hired non-exempt and exempt staff is ninety (90) days. By completing this introductory period, an employee is not guaranteed continued employment because employment at Barry is “at-will”. Every employee will receive a face-to-face performance evaluation near the end of the probationary period. A copy of the evaluation will be placed in the employee’s personnel file. All employees who are promoted or transferred into a new position will also serve a probationary period.

Probationary period is an introductory period of employment that allows the employee and the University to determine if the employee is suited for the job. It is a time for the employee to get to know Barry University, colleagues, his/her supervisor and department/college/school; the tasks involved in his or her position; and become familiar with Barry’s mission. It is a time to evaluate the employee’s suitability for employment and to allow the employee to evaluate his or her compatibility with the needs and mission of the University. While the probationary period is part of the University’s employment selection process, continued employment depends on a sustained level of satisfactory performance.

Under special circumstances, an employee’s probationary period may be extended for a specified length of time (not to exceed an additional 90 days) upon recommendation of the employee’s supervisor with the approval of the Human Resources Employee Relations office.