Each month, our Advocacy Committee answers your questions about the AD 10 policies (aka, your terms and conditions of employment.)

Hello, I’m Mike Peragine, an advocate on APSA’s Advocacy Committee. On behalf of the Committee, I’m answering your question about probation review forms.

Questions? Submit them anonymously here. These questions will be answered in a future monthly advocacy corner issue. For an immediate answer, please contact us.

What do I do if I have received a blank probationary review form? My supervisor told me to fill it out and submit it. There is no feedback for me to respond to.

In short, your probationary review form should not be blank, and there should be feedback to which you can respond.

Your supervisor should provide a review to you per Policy AD 10.22, Probationary Period. Continuing employees serve a six-month probationary period unless waived at the discretion of the hiring supervisor. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that performance reviews happen and provide reviews at least once every two months (per Article 4.01 of AD 10.22.)  You are allowed to and should be responding to the feedback that your supervisor has written and provided to you in advance. 

If you have not received a formal review in writing every two months during your probationary period, or if you have any concerns about any of the above, we encourage you to reach out to APSA for advice.