The purpose of the probationary period is to provide supervisors the opportunity to evaluate a new or transferred employee’s ability to acclimate to the organization’s culture, to assess general working habits (punctuality, attendance, working relationships, etc.) and to evaluate the employee’s ability to meet performance standards.
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This policy provides guidelines and advice to supervisors regarding absenteeism and balancing paid leave protection with the University's right to a reasonable standard of attendance.
The responsibility for sharing information must be centralized and controlled to minimize the University’s risk of liability for release of inappropriate information. All requests for references from sources outside the University pertaining to a current or former employee should be directed to THE WORK NUMBER. Supervisors may provide reference information to internal University sources only.
In the event of the arrest of a staff member for an offense which does not involve a violation of University policy, the University's action will be guided by the principle that the individual is presumed innocent unless found guilty by the court.
Actions at the University of Rochester are governed by the guidelines set forth in this policy as well as others. All members of the University community are expected to act professionally and treat others with respect when representing the University, whether that be internally when working with colleagues or externally with our community while engaged in a University-related activity.