101 KAR 1:325. Probationary periods.

 

RELATES TO: KRS 18A.005, 18A.0751(1)(e), (4)(e), 18A.111

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 18A.005, 18A.075(1), 18A.0751(1)(e), (4)(e)

NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 18A.075(1) requires the Personnel Board to promulgate comprehensive administrative regulations consistent with the provisions of KRS 18A.005 to 18A.200. KRS 18A.0751(1)(e) requires the Personnel Board to promulgate comprehensive administrative regulations for the classified service governing probation. KRS 18A.0751(4)(e) authorizes the Personnel Board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish an initial probationary period in excess of six (6) months for specific job classifications. KRS 18A.111 establishes requirements governing initial and promotional probationary periods for classified service. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements relating to probationary periods.

 

Section 1. Initial Probationary Period. (1) The initial probationary period shall be computed from the effective date of appointment to the corresponding date in the sixth or final month, depending upon the length of initial probationary period, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

(2) The following job classifications shall require an initial probationary period in excess of six (6) months:

 

TITLE

CODE

JOB CLASSIFICATION

LENGTH

OF INITIAL

PROBATIONARY

PERIOD

1555

Resort Park Manager I

12 months

1556

Resort Park Manager II

12 months

1557

Resort Park Manager III

12 months

1585

Park Manager I/Historic Site Manager

12 months

1586

Park Manager II

12 months

1588

Park Manager III

12 months

2001

Conservation Officer Recruit

12 months

2201

Correctional Officer

8 months

2308

Facilities Security Sergeant

12 months

2309

Facilities Security Lieutenant

12 months

2313

State Park Ranger Recruit

12 months

2322

Facilities Security Officer II

12 months

2350

Mounted Patrol Officer Recruit

12 months

2401

Police Telecommunicator I

12 months

2403

Police Telecommunicator II

12 months

2404

Police Telecommunications Shift Supervisor

12 months

2405

Police Telecommunications Supervisor

12 months

2408

CVE Inspector I

12 months

2410

CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) Compliance Specialist I

12 months

2411

CJIS Compliance Specialist II

12 months

2412

CJIS Compliance Specialist III

12 months

2413

CJIS Compliance Supervisor

12 months

2415

Transportation Operations Center Specialist I

12 months

2433

Polygraph Examiner II

12 months

2434

Polygraph Examiner I

12 months

2460

Driver's Test Administrator

12 months

2468

Fish and Wildlife Telecommunicator I

12 months

3254

Boiler Inspector I

12 months

3268

Fire Protection Systems Inspector

12 months

3416

Financial Institutions Examiner I

12 months

3417

Financial Institutions Examiner II

12 months

3432

Financial Institutions Examiner III

12 months

3433

Financial Institutions Examiner IV

12 months

3434

Financial Institutions Examiner Specialist

12 months

3551

Insurance Fraud Investigator II

12 months

4056

Forensic Firearms and Toolmark Examiner I

12 months

4058

Forensic Chemist I

12 months

4059

Forensic Chemist II

12 months

4061

Forensic Biologist I

12 months

4062

Forensic Biologist II

12 months

4125

Therapy Program Assistant

9 months

4140

Houseparent I

12 months

4141

Houseparent II

12 months

4143

Audiologist I

12 months

4301

Patient Aide I

9 months

4550

Medical Investigator I

12 months

4551

Medical Investigator II

12 months

5120

Student Development Associate

12 months

5121

Student Development Assistant

12 months

5362

KSB/KSD (Kentucky School for the Blind/Kentucky School for the Deaf) Administrator I

12 months

5364

KSB/KSD Administrator III

12 months

5365

KSB/KSD Administrator IV

12 months

5366

KSB/KSD Administrator V

12 months

5367

KSB/KSD Administrator VI

12 months

6215

Disability Adjudicator I

12 months

6248

Juvenile Facility Superintendent I

12 months

6249

Juvenile Facility Superintendent III

12 months

6250

Facilities Regional Administrator

12 months

6251

Youth Services Program Supervisor

12 months

6252

Juvenile Facility Superintendent II

12 months

6267

Human Rights Specialist

12 months

6290

Administrative Hearing Officer I

12 months

6292

Human Rights Enforcement Branch Manager

12 months

6296

Human Rights Research/Information Compliance Supervisor

12 months

6297

Human Rights Housing Compliance Supervisor

12 months

6298

Human Rights Employment/Public Accommodations Compliance Supervisor

12 months

6299

Human Rights Compliance Enforcement Officer II

12 months

6301

Probation and Parole Officer I

12 months

6401

Youth Worker I

12 months

6404

Youth Worker Supervisor

12 months

6410

Juvenile Services District Supervisor

12 months

7213

Forestry District Equipment Supervisor

12 months

7215

Nursery Foreman

12 months

7217

Nursery Superintendent

12 months

7222

Forester

12 months

7224

Forester Chief

12 months

7226

Forester District

12 months

7231

Rural Fire Suppression Technical Advisor

12 months

7232

Forestry Program Specialist

12 months

7235

Forestry Program Manager

12 months

7236

Forestry Program Supervisor

12 months

7250

Forest Ranger Technician I

12 months

7251

Forest Ranger Technician II

12 months

7252

Forest Ranger Technician III

12 months

7253

Forest Ranger Technician District

12 months

8326

Right-of-way Agent I

12 months

9635

Criminal Intelligence Analyst I

12 months

9636

Criminal Intelligence Analyst II

12 months

9816

Public Advocate Investigator I

12 months

9859

Environmental Administrative Hearing Officer

12 months

9866

Mitigation Specialist I

12 months

9885

Investigator I

12 months

(3) If the length of the initial probationary period for a job classification is changed, an employee serving an initial probationary period on the effective date of the change shall serve the shorter of the initial probationary periods. When the employee is appointed, the employee's appointing authority shall advise the employee of the period of his initial probation.

 

Section 2. Promotional Probationary Period. (1) An employee who satisfactorily completes the promotional probationary period shall be granted status in the position to which he has been promoted. Unless an employee receives notice prior to the end of his promotional probationary period that he has failed to satisfactorily complete the promotional probationary period and that he is being reverted, the employee shall be deemed to have served satisfactorily and shall acquire status in the position to which he has been promoted.

(2) An employee who fails to satisfactorily complete a promotional probationary period shall be reverted to his former position or to a position in the same job classification as his former position. A written notification shall be sent to the employee to advise the employee of the effective date of reversion. A copy of the notice of reversion shall be forwarded to the Secretary of Personnel on the same date notice is delivered to the employee.

(3) The promotional probationary period shall be computed from the effective date of promotion to the corresponding date in the appropriate month following promotion, as required by KRS 18A.005(27), except as provided in KRS 18A.111.

(4) The promotional probationary period shall be the same length as the initial probationary period for each job classification.

 

Section 3. Probationary Period Upon Reinstatement. (1) An employee who is reinstated, except an employee ordered reinstated pursuant to KRS 18A.111(3), to a position in the classified service no later than twelve (12) months after the beginning of a break in the classified service shall be reinstated with status.

(2) An employee who is reinstated to the classified service more than twelve (12) months after a break in service, except an employee ordered reinstated pursuant to KRS 18A.111(3), shall serve an initial probationary period. (13 Ky.R. 393; eff. 9-4-1986; Am. 899; eff. 12-2-1986; 1709; eff. 5-14-1987; 14 Ky.R. 831; eff. 12-11-1987; 15 Ky.R. 266; 950; eff. 9-14-1988; 1659; 2148; eff. 3-8-1989; 16 Ky.R. 372; eff. 10-11-89; 2439; eff. 7-12-1990; 17 Ky.R. 1114; eff. 11-14-1990; 2755; 3104; eff. 4-10-1991; 18 Ky.R. 82; eff. 9-6-91; 19 Ky.R. 961; eff. 12-9-1992; 21 Ky.R. 1361; eff. 12-14-1994; 22 Ky.R. 1332; eff. 3-7-1996; 23 Ky.R. 3070; eff. 3-26-1997; 24 Ky.R. 1749; 2105; eff. 4-13-1998; 25 Ky.R. 398; eff. 10-12-1998; 26 Ky.R. 1021; 1402; eff. 1-18-2000; 28 Ky.R. 2242; eff. 6-14-2002; 29 Ky.R. 2116; 2446; eff. 4-11-2003; 31 Ky.R. 994; eff. 1-21-2005; 32 Ky.R. 1141; eff. 3-3-2006; 33 Ky.R. 1875; 2930; eff. 4-6-2007; 34 Ky.R. 2022; 2378; eff. 6-6-2008; 35 Ky.R. 1846; eff. 4-3-2009; 36 Ky.R.1961; eff. 5-7-2010; 37 Ky.R. 2666; eff. 7-21-2011.)