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Transitioning to a New Job


Staff employees

Policy Statement

When a staff member is hired at SU, or when a staff member begins a new job within the University, the first 90 days are considered a period of transition. Because the University has many positions with varying levels of complexity, the transition period may vary depending on the job and the person. In some instances, this period may last up to one year. Any potential performance issues should be discussed as soon as they are identified and an action plan developed with the staff member. A formal discussion must be held after 90 days to ensure that both the staff member and the manager/supervisor have discussed the transition and any areas for improvement. There is generally no pay action related to completing this transition period. However, the manager/supervisor has the flexibility to provide a pay increase if he or she feels the staff member's performance and contributions warrant it.

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Date: April 2005

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