Probation Reviews

The Probationary Period

Most new hires (Support Staff, MaPS and Postdoctoral Associates) at the University of Calgary serve a probationary period after hire, during which the employee has time to learn their new role and demonstrate their suitability for the job. It also allows the manager to evaluate the new employee and confirm that the right person was hired for the job.

Each probationary period is different based on staff groups.

Information for Managers

During the probationary period, managers should meet regularly with their new hire to set and clarify expectations, identify training opportunities, and provide support while the employee learns their new role. The probationary review process varies depending on staff group.

Managers of Management and Professional Staff (MaPs)

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Managers of Support Staff (AUPE)

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Supervisors of Postdoctoral Associates

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