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SECTION 8.29 PROBATIONARY PERIODS

A newly hired employee or an existing employee promoted into a higher salary position shall serve a probationary period consisting of six (6) full months of work. Prior to the conclusion of the probationary period, the Department Head or the appropriate supervisor must evaluate the probationary employee's suitability for continued employment beyond the probationary period. The Department Head shall submit a written evaluation to the Human Resources Director including a recommendation of continued employment prior to the end of such probationary period. Prior to the expiration of the probationary period a new employee may be terminated. A promoted employee may be returned to their previous position prior to the end of the probationary period.