Chapter 123:1-19 Probation

123:1-19-01 Nature of probationary period.

Each employee in the classified civil service shall serve an initial probationary period following any original appointment, whether with or without competitive examination. Each employee in the classified civil service shall serve a probationary period following each promotion, whether with or without competitive examination. If an employee's services are found unsatisfactory, the employee may be removed, or reduced in accordance with rule 123:1-23-03 of the Administrative Code, at any time during a probationary period. Whenever an employee is given a probationary removal or reduction, a written statement of the reasons for such action, signed by the appointing authority, showing the respects in which the employee's service was not satisfactory, shall be given to the employee and the director of administrative services.

Effective: 04/07/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 124.09
Rule Amplifies: 124.27
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/69, 1/9/76, 4/5/99, 7/1/07

123:1-19-02 Length of probation in state service.

(A) The probationary period for all classified employees in the state agencies, boards, and commissions hired on or after July 1, 2007 shall be one hundred eighty calendar days for all positions assigned to a pay range in schedule E-1 of division (A) of section 124.152 of the Revised Code. Classified employees of the state agencies. boards, and commissions hired before July 1, 2007 into positions assigned to a pay range in schedule E-1 of division (A) of section 124.152 of the Revised Code shall serve the probationary period for the position that existed at the time the employee was hired into the position.

(B) Any positions not assigned to a classification salary base shall use the starting point for the position in lieu thereof for probationary period determination.

(C) Longer probationary periods, not in excess of one year, may be authorized by the director for specific job classifications, upon request of the appointing authorities concerned, and upon the submission of proper documentation as required by the director.

(D) Time spent in no-pay status shall not be counted as part of the probationary period. Probationary periods shall be extended by an equal number of days the employee spent in no-pay status.

(E) An appointing authority may, with the consent of the employee and approval of the director, extend an employee's probationary period for up to sixty days to allow additional time to review the employee's performance. A second extension, not to exceed sixty days, may be requested by the appointing authority with the consent of the employee and the approval of the director to allow additional time to review the employee's performance. Any probationary period extension shall only be granted if an employee consents to the extension prior to the end of the employee's normal probationary period or the end of the first extension, as applicable. In no event shall the time period covered by the probationary period and any extensions exceed a total of one year in length.

Effective: 04/07/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 124.09
Rule Amplifies: 124.27
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/87, 2/4/96, 2/13/00, 7/1/07

123:1-19-03 [Rescinded] Length of probation in county service.

Effective: 11/18/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/24/2012
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 124.09
Rule Amplifies: 124.27
Prior Effective Dates: 1/9/76, 12/23/76, 1/2/77, 2/26/94, 2/4/96, 11/4/00, 7/1/07

123:1-19-04 Probationary period for part-time or intermittent workers.

(A) Part-time employees who work a portion of each normal working day shall have their probationary period determined by the number of calendar days following appointment in the same manner as a full-time employee. Part-time employees who work less than a normal number of working days per week shall have their probationary period determined on the basis of time actually worked as described below:

(1) One thousand hours are equivalent to a one hundred eighty-day probationary period.

(2) One thousand four hundred hours are equivalent to a two hundred fifty-two-day probationary period.

(3) One thousand five hundred hours are equivalent to a two hundred seventy-day probationary period.

(4) One thousand seven hundred hours are equivalent to a three hundred-day probationary period.

(5) Two thousand hours are equivalent to a three hundred sixty-five-day probationary period.

(B) Intermittent employees shall not serve a probationary period.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/23/2011 and 05/15/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 124.09
Rule Amplifies: 124.27
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/66, 1/1/69, 1/9/76, 2/4/96, 7/1/07, 11/1/09

123:1-19-05 Failure on examination during probationary period. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 7-1-07