31.0 PROBATIONARY PERIODS
31.1 All permanent appointees shall serve a six month probationary period. This period will be calculated as six (6) months after the date of hire, and excludes any time off for leave, vacation, other types of time off (not including legal holidays), or overtime. Other exceptions include:
a. Employees who move from a part-time to a full-time position within a classification shall be subject to a three (3) month probationary period in the full-time position; b. Employees who move to a new department in the same class or former class will serve a three (3) month probationary period;
31.1.1 An employee who is appointed to a permanent position shall have his or her probationary period reduced by the time served by that employee in the same classification in the same department, but all such probationary periods shall be at least three (3) months.
31.1.2 When an employee is reinstated to a permanent position in a former class in a department other than the department in which the probationary period had been completed (in the former class) the employee shall serve three (3) months probationary time.
31.1.3 A six (6) month probation will be required following promotion to a higher classification.
31.1.4 When an employee's position changes by permanent transfer to the same class in another department, by disability transfer, reduction in force due to technical advances, automation or the installation of new equipment, the employee shall serve three (3) months’ probation time.
31.1.5 When an employee is returned as permanent following layoff, involuntary leave or resignation to a class or department other than the one left, the employee shall serve three (3) months probationary time.
31.1.6 A current regularly scheduled provisional employee who receives a permanent appointment in his or her class in another department shall have his or her probationary period reduced by the time served by that employee in the same classification, but all such probationary periods shall be at least three (3) months.
31.1.7 A probationary period may be extended by mutual agreement, in writing, between the Union and the District.
31.1.8 An employee who is granted a leave while serving a probationary period shall have such probationary period extended by the period of such leave in order to complete the required period of service. Disability leave shall extend the probationary period in all cases.