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First-year (Probationary) Employees

The probationary period allows the university to evaluate the progress and skills of the first-year employee against established performance and behavior expectations and determine appropriate assignments. During this period, employees and managers are required to complete formal reviews in Talent@VCU at the employee’s six and 12-month work anniversaries.  

Please see the Working @VCU: “Great Place” HR Policies for requirements and details.

Ongoing communication and feedback occurs between the manager (M) and the employee (E) using Talent@VCU goal comment functionality and in-person meetings to discuss expectations and progress. Manager may extend performance review up to month 10. 


Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Human Resources
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Richmond, VA 23284-2511
Phone: (804) 828-0177

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