Probationary Period

(HR Policy 135)


Each newly hired regular staff employee will serve a probationary period of six calendar months, during which time the new employee's work performance will be evaluated.

An employee is subject to discharge during his or her probationary period.


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Code of Conduct

(HR Policy 580)


Each staff member of the University of Tennessee is an integral participant in the university's mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Each member of the university community is expected to exhibit a high degree of professionalism and personal integrity consistent with the pursuit of excellence in the conduct of his or her responsibilities.

The university as a community holds to certain shared values by which our actions are to be measured and governed. This policy identifies certain of those commonly held values and associated behaviors. Violations of the Code of Conduct may be cause for disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


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