Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Provisional Period

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All employees are subject to a provisional employment period starting from the date of hire or change of position. A provisional period is a mutual evaluation time for the person in the position and the supervisor of the person’s performance in the position. Employment may be terminated by either party at any time during this initial period without prior notice. Leave time is accrued from the date of hire. Employees in their provisional period are eligible for paid holidays and paid leave for University closings.

Staff Employees

The provisional period for staff employees is 90 calendar days. The director of generalist services or a designee will notify the supervisor before the provisional period expires to evaluate the employee’s general productivity, dependability, cooperation, job knowledge, and initiative. This evaluation determines whether or not the employee should be given regular status, or be given an extended provisional period up to 30 calendar days, or be terminated. Staff employees may begin to use their paid leave upon successful completion of their provisional period.

Administrative Employees

The provisional period for administrative employees is 180 calendar days. The director of generalist services or a designee will notify the supervisor before the provisional period expires to evaluate the employee’s general productivity, dependability, cooperation, job knowledge, and initiative. This evaluation determines whether or not the employee should be given regular status, or be given an extended provisional period of up to 180 calendar days, or be terminated. Administrative employees may begin using paid sick leave after 90 days, and other paid leaves upon successful completion of their provisional period.