Office of Civilian Human Resources

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Probationary Period - Supervisory

  • An employee’s first appointment to a supervisory or managerial position requires completion of a one year supervisory probationary period. This is only required if the position is filled permanently or temporarily for one year or more when the position could become permanent.
  • The purpose of the supervisory probationary period is to provide the agency with an opportunity to assess the supervisory performance (not technical ability or program knowledge) of the new supervisor or manager.
  • Any non-pay time in excess of the total of 22 workdays extends the probationary period by an equal amount of time in a pay status.
  • If the employee does not satisfactorily complete the supervisory probationary period, he/she may be entitled to placement in a non-supervisory or non-managerial position if warranted.