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  • OPM encourages federal supervisors to make better use of probationary periods - December 14, 2023
  • By Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday urged supervisors at federal agencies to take a more active role in managing the performance of new federal employees, including removing those who perform poorly and improving engagement to ensure they have the tools to succeed.

    When someone is first hired into the federal government, their first year is called a probationary period. During the probationary period, employees lack many of the removal protections enjoyed by tenured federal workers.

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