Types of SPA Appointments
An appointment is the endorsement of an applicant or SPA to perform the duties of an SPA established position. Appointment into classified SPA positions are subject to the endorsement of Talent Solutions.
- Probationary SPA Appointments
- Change to Permanent Status
- Time-Limited Appointment
- Temporary Appointment
- Permanent Appointment
- Guiding Policies and Other Resources
Probationary SPA Appointments
A permanent appointment is a full-time or part-time appointment to an established SPA position. Career Status will be given when the requirements of the probationary period have been satisfied.
Individuals receiving original appointments to permanent or time-limited positions serve a probationary period of twenty-four months. The probationary period provides time for the new employee to adjust and allows the supervisor time to be assured of satisfactory work performance before granting Career Status. A probationary period may not be imposed with the promotion, transfer, demotion, or reassignment of a permanent employee who has satisfied the probationary period and is transferring without a break in service.
The conditions of the probationary period must be clearly conveyed to the applicant prior to employment. A supervisor is expected to work closely with the employee during this period. Frequent discussions on the employee's progress are suggested. Probationary employees are not subject to the successive disciplinary steps required for permanent employees.
Change to Permanent Status
The effective date for a change in status is the day the employee meets acceptable performance and credentials requirements, but not less than twenty-four months from the date of employment. Credit for the full month is given when the employee is in a pay status for at least one-half of the workdays and holidays in the month.
A time-limited appointment with probationary or permanent status must be made to:
- A permanent position that is vacant due to a leave of absence -- such an interim appointment will be for one year or less
- A time-limited position funded by contracts, grants, or other non-state funds
A time-limited appointment may not exceed three years. After three years of employment, the employee will receive a permanent appointment, regardless of the source or duration of funds.
A temporary appointment may be made for a limited term, normally not to exceed three to six months. A longer appointment may be requested but a temporary appointment will not, under any circumstances, exceed 11 consecutive months.
Guiding Policies and Other Resources
Human Resources Guiding Policy Disclaimer
- Office of State Human Resources Manual, Types of SPA Appointments