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12-Month Probationary Period for New* Classified Employees

Classified employees who begin either original employment or re-employment effective September 25, 2000 and after must serve a 12-month probationary period.

The Probationary Period can be extended for up to 18 months due to performance reasons, for periods of leave with or without pay including Military Leave Without Pay or VSDP (Virginia Sickness, and Disability Program) short-term disability leave for more than 14 consecutive calendar days.

*New can refer to newly hired or newly re-hired.


PAPERS Guides for Supervisors:

Setup New Probationary Period

Performance Plan & 6 Month Review

Probationary Conclusion Program

12 Month Review

Probationary Review Extension

Request to Extend (up to 18 months)



Virginia DHRM Policy 1.45: Probationary Period

Please review the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) policy as the authoritative source of information on this policy.


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