Probation Policy

Policy Owner
Human Resources
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Document Approval Date




The University asserts that its staff are its greatest asset and that it holds all the various categories in equal esteem. This Policy sets out the guidelines and processes to be followed in relation to the application of a probationary period for staff me mbers upon appointment and promotion within Dublin City University (DCU). Probation is the process of ensuring that a new or promoted employee is meeting the required standard of performance.  It is a support mechanism for the Probationer to assimilate int o the role and be given every opportunity to achieve the required standard of performance through honest, fair and supportive feedback.