Introductory Period

The introductory period is intended to give new employees the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations. Agnes Scott College uses this period to evaluate employee capabilities, work habits and overall performance. Either the employee or ASC may end the employment relationship at will at any time during or after the introductory period, with or without cause or advance notice.

All new and rehired employees work on an introductory basis for the first 180 calendar days after their date of hire. Any significant absence will automatically extend an introductory period by the length of the absence. If the College determines the designated introductory period does not allow sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate the employee's performance, the introductory period may be extended for a specified period.

Upon satisfactory completion of the introductory period, employees enter the "regular" employment classification. Generally, completion of this period includes a short-performance review with sign off by the division vice president.

During the introductory period, new employees are eligible for those benefits required by law, such as workers' compensation insurance and Social Security. They may also be eligible for other ASC-provided benefits, subject to the terms and conditions of each benefits program. Employees should read the information for each specific benefits program for the details on eligibility requirements.

Policy No.  205  Issued  1/1/2004