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Orientation Period

The first days on a new job can be stressful ones and it's important that each new employee receive the necessary advice and training from their supervisors to help learn assignments and perform to expectations. The first 90 days of employment are set aside as an orientation period. A written performance review will normally be conducted at the end of the 90-day orientation period or at another period deemed appropriate. Based on the progress made by the new employee, the supervisor may direct that the orientation period be extended.

Additionally, the HR staff may choose to hold a meeting with the employee to gather information on how the college can better improve the orientation for new employees.

Normally, employee vacations and personal leave usage will not be scheduled during the 90-day orientation period.

Successful completion of the orientation period does not alter the employment-at-will status or confer any greater right to employment than previously existed.

Updated February 2011