Probationary Period Policy 415.06

Johnson County Community College
Series: 400 Personnel
Section: Hiring and Onboarding

Applicability: This Policy applies to all JCCC employees except those employees who are “teachers” as defined by K.S.A. 72-5436 et seq. (Teachers’ Continuing Contract Act). The Probationary Period and notice of non-renewal or termination for such “teachers” shall be in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 72-5436 et seq., as amended, and this Policy shall not apply.

The “Probationary Period” for employment at JCCC is as follows:

Employment Type Probationary Period
Full-time regular (hourly or salaried) 12 calendar months from the first date of employment.
Part-time regular (hourly or salaried) 12 calendar months from the first date of employment.
Temporary (hourly or salaried and full-time or part-time) Entire duration of employment.

When employment changes from one type to another (e.g., part-time employee goes to full-time, grant-funded employee converts to College-paid employee, bargaining unit member moves to non-bargaining unit member, etc.) or an employee changes positions with the College, the applicable Probationary Period will restart. The Probationary Period for any employee may be extended by action of the employee’s supervisor and a director over Human Resources for a period not to exceed an additional 6 calendar months.

During the Probationary Period, employees may be terminated, non-renewed or demoted for any reason upon immediate written notice. Such notice shall specify the date of the determination, the nature of the determination and the effective date. After completion of the Probationary Period, employees may be terminated, non-renewed or demoted in accordance with the provisions of the Suspension, Demotion and Termination Policy.

Salary increases for Probationary Period employees will not go into effect until after the employee successfully completes his/her Probationary Period.


Date of Adoption:
Revised: 3/25/2010, 5/14/2015, 6/16/2016 (Effective 07/01/2016)