Probationary Period (NUSS)


Issued: January 1, 1993
Last Reviewed: August 17, 2017
Responsible Office: Office of Labor and Employee Relations  (212) 851-4089

A Non-Union Support Staff (NUSS) employee is considered to be on probationary status for a ninety calendar-day period beginning with the date of employment. Upon an employee's satisfactory completion of the probationary period, he or she is considered to be a regular employee (unless the job is stated to be temporary).

During the probationary period, either the employee or the department may terminate employment without notice. The employee is not entitled to use grievance procedures.

A probationary period may be extended for thirty additional calendar days with written notice to the employee. Termination of employment while on probation or an extended probationary period must be approved by the head of the department, and must be indicated in writing to the Office of Labor and Employee Relations.


Refer to the Probationary Performance Evaluation Policy for information on completing the Probationary Performance Evaluation Form.

Last Updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:12pm