All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense (DoD) to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that date or to those appointed in excepted service. Employees who are newly appointed to a supervisory position who are required to serve both a supervisory probationary period and a two-year probationary period will serve them concurrently. The new requirement also applies to those newly appointed to career senior executive service positions. Affected employees are encouraged to speak with their supervisors or human resources contact.
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