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     The introductory period is intended to give new employees the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations. Amberton University uses this period to evaluate employee capabilities, work habits, and overall performance. Either the employee or Amberton University may end the employment relationship at will at any time during or after the introductory period, with or without cause or advance notice.

     All new and rehired employees work on an introductory basis for the first 180 calendar days after their date of hire. Any significant absence will automatically extend an introductory period by the length of the absence. If Amberton University determines that the designated introductory period does not allow sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate the employee's performance, the introductory period may be extended for a specified period.

     Upon satisfactory completion of the introductory period, employees enter the regular employment classification.

     During the introductory period, new employees are eligible for those benefits that are required by law, such as Social Security and Medicare. They may also be eligible for other Amberton University-provided benefits, subject to the terms and conditions of each benefits program. Employees should read the information for each specific benefits program for the details on eligibility requirements.