TITLE 36
Public Officers and Employees

CHAPTER 36-4
Merit System

SECTION 36-4-7


§ 36-4-7 Probationary period in noncompetitive branch – Acquisition of full status.

Persons appointed to positions in the noncompetitive branch shall serve a probationary period of six (6) months during which time the appointing authority shall report to the personnel administrator every sixty (60) days concerning the work of the employee and at the end of the probationary period no further salary or other compensation shall be paid to the employee unless the appointing authority has filed with the personnel administrator a statement, in writing, that the services of the employee have been satisfactory and that it is desired that his or her services be continued. The probationary period is further defined to be one hundred-thirty (130) days worked in the non-competitive position to which the person has been appointed. Upon completion of the probationary period and receipt of the statement of satisfactory service by the personnel administrator and having fulfilled the requirements for character and physical condition, the employee shall be deemed to have acquired full status and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of that status. Whenever a class of positions shall be assigned to the noncompetitive branch, every employee holding a position in that class at the time of assignment who is a temporary employee and has served in that class for six (6) months or more shall be considered to have completed the required probationary period and upon receipt of a statement from his or her appointing authority that his or her services have been satisfactory shall be deemed to have acquired full status and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of that status. A temporary employee who has served at least four (4) months but has not completed six (6) months shall be deemed to have served four (4) months of the required probationary period and his or her appointing authority shall submit a report concerning the work of the employee to the personnel administrator and shall at the end of sixty (60) days submit a final probationary report for the employee. An employee who has served at least two (2) months but has not completed four (4) months shall be deemed to have served two (2) months of the required probationary period and his or her appointing authority shall submit a report concerning the work of the employee to the personnel administrator and shall subsequently submit a probationary report at the end of the next sixty (60) days and a final probationary report at the end of six (6) months of service.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1952, ch. 2975, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 36-4-7; P.L. 1984, ch. 208, § 1.)