This filing was published in the 05/15/2008, issue, Vol. 2008, No. 10, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Human Resource Management, Administration
Employee Status and Probation
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 31190
Filed: 04/25/2008, 09:24
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
These amendments add long-term disability as a reason for a probationary period to be extended and remove Temporary Transitional Positions from this section in favor of placement in a better aligned section.
Summary of the rule or change:
In Subsection R477-5-2(2)(a), the term "long-term disability" is added to the list of reasons for extending a probationary period in order to judge an employee's performance. In Section R477-5-3, Temporary Transitional Position is deleted since this is covered completely in Section R477-8-9, Temporary Transitional Assignment.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Section 67-19-6 and Subsection 67-19-16(5)(b)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
These changes are administrative and have no impact on agency budgets.
This rule only affects the executive branch of state government and will have no impact on local governments.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
This rule only affects the executive brand of state government and will have no impact on other persons.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
This rule only affects agencies of the executive branch of state government.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Rules published by the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) have no direct effect on businesses or any entity outside state government. DHRM has authority to write rules only to the extent allowed by the Utah Personnel Management Act, Title 67, Chapter 19. This act limits the provisions of career service and these rules to employees of the executive branch of state government. The only possible impact may be a very slight, indirect effect if an agency passes costs or savings on to business through fees. However, it is anticipated that the minimal costs associated with these changes will be absorbed by agency budgets and will have no effect on business. Jeff Herring, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Human Resource Management
Room 2120 STATE OFFICE BLDG
450 N MAIN ST
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84114-1201
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
J.J. Acker or Tina Sweet at the above address, by phone at 801-537-9096 or 801-538-3761, by FAX at 801-538-3081 or 801-538-3081, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Jeff Herring, Executive Director
R477. Human Resource Management, Administration.
R477-5. Employee Status and Probation.
R477-5-2. Probationary Period.
The probationary period allows agency management to evaluate an employee's ability to perform the duties, responsibilities, skills, and other related requirements of the assigned career service position. The probationary period shall be considered part of the selection process.
(1) An employee shall receive full and fair opportunity to demonstrate competence in the job in a career position. As a minimum, a performance plan shall be established and the employee shall receive feedback on performance in relation to that plan.
(a) During the probationary period, an employee may be separated from state employment in accordance with Subsection R477-11-2(1).
(b) At the end of the probationary period, an employee shall receive a performance evaluation. Evaluations shall be entered into HRE as the performance evaluation that reflects successful or unsuccessful completion of probation.
(2) Each career position shall be assigned a probationary period consistent with its job.
(a) The probationary period may not be extended except for periods of leave without pay, workers compensation leave, temporary transitional assignment, military leave under USERRA, or donated leave from an approved leave bank.
(b) The probationary period may not be reduced after appointment.
(c) An employee who has completed a probationary period and obtained career service status shall not be required to serve a new probationary period unless there is a break in service.
(3) An employee in a career service position who works at least 50 percent of the time or more shall acquire career service status after working the same amount of elapsed time in hours as a full-time employee would work with the same probationary period.
(4) An employee serving probation in a competitive career service position may be transferred, reassigned or promoted to another competitive career service position. Each new appointment shall include a new probationary period unless the agency determines that the required duties or knowledge, skills, and abilities of the old and new position are similar enough not to warrant a new probationary period. If an agency determines that a new probationary period is needed, it shall be the full probationary period defined in the job description.
Transitional Position. (1) An employee on probation who is temporarily
disabled may be placed in another position with lighter duty or reduced
responsibility and salary. (a) This accommodation shall occur for no longer
than one year from the date of disability. (b) Time spent in a transitional position does
not reduce the required probationary period in the primary position.
R477-5-4. Policy Exceptions.
Director, DHRM, may authorize exceptions to [
the provisions of ]this
rule, consistent with Subsection R477-2-2(1).
KEY: employment, personnel management, state employees
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive
July 1, 2007]
Notice of Continuation: June 9, 2007
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 67-19-6; 67-19-16(5)(b)
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact J.J. Acker or Tina Sweet at the above address, by phone at 801-537-9096 or 801-538-3761, by FAX at 801-538-3081 or 801-538-3081, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
Last modified: 05/14/2008 7:01 PM