New LE Staff - The Probationary Period Follow

Pre-requisites: Hiring a new LE staff member and initiating the AWP
    Topics Covered
  • Managing Probation
  • Starting Probation
  • Ending Probation
    Target Users
  • Rating Supervisor
    Required Permissions
  • N/A

Managing Probation

When an employee first starts working as an LE staff member, they will likely need to serve a probationary period. During this time, they have the opportunity to demonstrate an ability to perform the job they were hired for.

As the Rating Supervisor, you will record when this Probationary Period begins in the employee's Annual Work Plan.

During the probationary period, you will evaluate the employee’s actual job performance to determine continued employment with the mission.

An employee must successfully complete the probationary period for continued employment. When the probationary period ends, you need to Certify your recommendation of their continued employment, Request Extension of the probationary period, or identify that the employee has not adequately performed assigned duties.

Starting Probation

Find your employee by selecting My Employees from the main menu. If you haven't yet set up an AWP, then choose Initiate Annual Work Plan from the available actions. If it's already there, pick View AWP.


Inside the AWP, set the Is In Probationary Period switch in the Employee Data section to Yes

In the Probationary Period section enter probation's Start Date and GoMBC will automatically calculate the end date. Speak to HR if the probationary period length shown in GoMBC isn't correct.



Ending Probation

At the end of the probationary period, return to Current Documents and select View AWP to return to the employee’s Annual Work Plan. When certifying the probationary period, you have the option to recommend the employee for:

Completion of Probation and Continuation of Employment

If the employee has performed satisfactorily during the probationary period, you should certify your recommendation of their continued employment.

In the AWP's Probationary Period section, set the Is Employee recommended for continued employment? switch to Yes. Hit Certify to confirm your recommendation and the probation's completion.



Extension of the Probationary Period

Subject to local law, if you need further evaluation of the employee's ability to perform their job you can ask HR to extend the probationary period.

In the AWP's Probationary Period section, select Request extension. HR may want to understand your reasons and will either approve or reject your request. Probation for each employee can only be extended once.


Subject to local law, if an employee does not perform satisfactorily at any time during the probationary period you may decide not to recommend their continued employment. Notify HR as soon as possible about any issues with the employee's performance.

In the AWP's Probationary Period section, set the Is Employee recommended for continued employment? switch to No.

Made a mistake? If you made a mistake in the certification of the probationary period, inform your HR staff. They can assist you in resetting the probationary period.



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