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.
Standard Probationary Goal:
Throughout my first year, I will integrate and familiarize myself with the VCU community, its strategic plan, VCU’s culture of diversity and inclusion, university and department policies and procedures, and my position expectations and standards. I will actively and regularly engage in discussion with my manager and management team about positional and personal expectations and milestones.
Note: The manager may request an extension of the probationary period if there are performance, training or behavioral issues up to the 10th month of employment. The manager must contact their HR Professional and VCU Employee Relations to request an extension.
If the employee completes the probationary period between Jan. 1 and April 30, the employee will transition to the current performance cycle.
If the employee completes the probationary period between May 1 and Sept. 30, the employee will transition to the current performance cycle.
If the employee completes the probationary period between Oct. 1 and Dec 31, the employee will transition to the next performance cycle.