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University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2010-2013
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2.2 Probation, Tenure and Confirmation
This clause applies to staff employed on a fixed-term contract of greater than six (6) months and staff appointed to a continuing position.
Professional Staff Probation
2.2.1 Period of Probation
a) Professional Staff appointed to a position for more than six (6) calendar months will serve a probation period of up to six (6) calendar months.
2.2.2 Performance Review during Probation
a) During the probation period there will be three (3) specific probation meetings that will:
i. clarify duties;
b) The above will make reference to position classification standards, position descriptions and the selection criteria for the position.
2.2.3 Timing of Probation Meetings
a) During your probation period, your supervisor will inform you of any deficiencies in your performance or conduct and the improvements necessary to meet the required standard.
a) Your employment will be confirmed if your supervisor recommends that you fulfil the position requirements; or
2.2.5 Termination of Employment during Probation
a) Your employment may be terminated if you are unsuited to the position, either by reason of performance or conduct, or if the claims which you made in the selection process were found to be untrue or not substantiated by your performance in the position.
Probation, Tenure and Confirmation - Academic Staff
2.2.6 Period of Probation
Academic Staff (other than casuals) may be required to serve a period of probation. The period of probation will be no longer than;
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or delegate) may determine that no period or a reduced period of probation is required. This would normally be as a result of a recommendation from the relevant Executive Dean.
Performance Review during Probation
You will participate in at least two performance reviews during your probationary period. One review will be around midway and the second, six (6) months before the completion of your probation. Such reviews will be based on the relevant classification standards and your performance during the probationary period, in the following categories where relevant.
(a) Teaching (and related duties) - including evaluation by students and evidence of teaching expertise;
If you are an Academic at level A, B, or C you must address (a) and (b) and either (c) or (d). Levels D and E must address all categories.
2.2.7 Confirmation of Continuing Employment for Academic Staff (Tenure)
If you have been appointed to a continuing academic position, confirmation of your employment will occur if your supervisor recommends to the Executive Dean that you fulfil the position requirements.
Prior to a recommendation, your supervisor will consult with relevant academic peers who have worked with you during your probation period to seek written and/or oral comments about your performance.
a) Where you fulfil the position requirements the Executive Dean will either:
i. If you are an academic at Levels A - D, confirm that you be appointed on a continuing basis; or
b) If you are promoted during a period of probation in a continuing appointment you will have your probation confirmed from the date of effect of the promotion.
2.2.8 Continuing Employment Not Confirmed
a) Where your supervisor recommends to the Executive Dean that your continuing employment not be confirmed, and the Executive Dean supports that recommendation, the Executive Dean will make one of the following recommendations to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (with all relevant supporting documentation):
i. that the probation period be extended once, by one (1) to two (2) years; or
b) The Deputy Vice-Chancellor will consider the recommendation forwarded by the Executive Dean. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor may seek disciplinary expertise in your area, and may use a committee to provide advice and comparison on performance. Such a committee will not have a decision-making authority in this process.
i. the reasons for the extension; and
d) If no appeal is made within 10 working days from the date of receipt of the written advice the extension will take effect as advised.
2.2.9 Termination of Employment during Probation
a) Subject to clause 2.2.8, where it is recommended that your employment be terminated, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor will advise you in writing of:
i. the proposed recommendation, including reasons that will be made to the Vice-Chancellor; and
b) If you do not lodge an appeal within 10 working days from date of receipt of the proposed recommendation, the Vice-Chancellor will inform you in writing that your employment will be terminated. You will be provided with notice as specified in your contract of employment or as set out in clause 6.2 (whichever is the greater).
You may, within 10 working days of receiving the advice in 2.2.8 (c) or 2.2.9 (a), seek a review by a Review and Appeals Committee in accordance with clause 8.3. You must submit a written request outlining the reasons for the appeal and any relevant supporting documentation to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.