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  • Partnership Suggests Further Steps on Improving Use of Probationary Periods - February 21, 2024
  • FEDweek

    The Partnership for Public Service has suggested follow-up steps to OPM’s recent guidance to agencies on making fuller use of the probationary period for a newly hired federal employee, saying improving the use of that period “is a low-hanging fruit for holding agencies and federal employees accountable for performance and encouraging emerging best practices in skills-based hiring.”

    During the (generally) one year period after federal employees are hired, agencies evaluate them and may fire them without the legal protections that apply to employees who successfully complete the period. However, studies over the years from MSPB and others have concluded that agencies under-use it and sometimes simply overlook it.

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