An employee’s probationary period is made up of either 1040, 1560, 2080, or 3120 hours (equivalent to 6, 9, 12, or 18 months of full-time employment). The probationary period is calculated on the actual number of hours in a paid status. You can determine the length of the probationary period for a specific classification by accessing the job specification table database at http://hr.smcgov.org/job-classification-table
A probationary period is automatically extended by any leave of absence, provided the leave exceeds ten working days, and is in full pay period increments. So, if an employee goes on a twenty working day leave of absence, his or her probationary period is extended by twenty days, or one hundred and sixty hours.