Subdivision 1. General.All appointments to positions in the classified service shall be for a probationary
period which shall be not less than three months of full-time equivalent service nor
more than one year of full-time equivalent service as determined by the Human Resources
Department or through collective bargaining agreements. An appointing authority may require a probationary period for interdepartmental
transfers, reemployments, reinstatements, voluntary demotions, and appointments from
layoff lists or of former employees of a different appointing authority. For employees in a collective bargaining unit the requirement of a probationary
period shall be subject to applicable provisions of collective bargaining agreements.
Subd. 2. Termination during probationary period.There is no presumption of continued employment during a probationary period. Terminations or demotions may be made at any time during the probationary period
with or without cause and employees terminated during a probationary period shall
have no further right to appeal. If during the probationary period an employee with permanent status is dismissed,
the employee shall be restored to a position in the employee's former class and department.
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