§ 34.145 PROBATION.
   (A)   The probation period shall be used as an opportunity to observe and appraise the newly appointed employee’s work, to aid the employee in adjusting to the new position, and to take appropriate action to remove from the position any employee whose work performance fails to meet required standards.
   (B)   The first six months following the appointment shall constitute a probation. The probation period may be extended for any period of time up to an additional three months, upon request by the Department Director and approval by the Board. The Department d Director’s request for extension of probation period shall be in writing, specifying the reasons for such action and recommended length of extension. The Board must approve such extension prior to the end of the probation period. The Department Director shall notify the affected employee in writing of the intention to extend the probation period and place a copy in the employee’s file.
   (C)   The provisions of the Louisville Metro Personnel Policy Manual relating to probation shall apply.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 34.145) (Jeff. Ord. 8-1986, adopted and effective 6-24-1986; Merit Board rules revised 5-14-1992; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 245-2007, approved 11-12-07)