FMA PRESIDENT RENEE JOHNSON SUPPORTIVE OF EXTENSION OF PROBATIONARY PERIOD AS THE HOUSE VOTES ON BILL - November 30, 2017
House to vote on lengthening trial period for federal employees from one to two years
By Eric Yoder, Washington Post
The Federal Managers Association supports the bill, saying it “would benefit both the government and the employees by allowing supervisors to make decisions based on the employees’ performance as fully-trained employees, and allows employees more time to display proficiency in their work.
“This would allow managers and supervisors sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate their workers’ skills and abilities. Some career fields are so complex that it takes more than one year to properly train an entry-level employee,” FMA President Renee Johnson said in an emailed statement.