Probation Description

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Probation Description indicates the probation (trial) status for employees. For faculty, this aligns with tenure.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:N/A - Inactive and not available on dashboards
Data Custodian
University Personnel
Data Source
Source System:CMS - HR
Source Table Name:PSXLATITEM
Source Field Name:XLATLONGNAME
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Employee"
Column Heading:"Probation Description"

Probation is that period of time during the initial stages of employment when the employee may be rejected from his position without cause. The duration of the probationary period varies with the category of the position and is identified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement or Title 5.[1]

Business Rule

Probationary Appointment: Except in a few limited instances such as mandatory reinstatement, all new appointments are probationary appointments.

Employees may have to serve an additional probationary period upon reclassification.


Examples of Probation Description include:

  • None
  • None This Cls Perm Stat Other
  • None This Cls Prob Stat Other
  • On Prob No Status Other Class
  • On Prob Partial Waiver
  • On Prob Perm Stat Other Clas
  • On Prob Prob Status Other Clas
  • Perm/Tenured, Prob Prd Waived
  • Permanent / Tenured


  1. CSU. Personnel/Payroll Information Management  System. PIMS Manual. Glossary. Retrieved from: