Probation Rules

The following provisions of the Los Angeles City Charter govern probationary periods within Civil Service employment. EAA positions may have a six or twelve month probationary period, which is within the requirements herein.

Los Angeles City Charter

Sec. 1011. Probation. 

(a)     Length of Probation.  A candidate appointed to an entry level classified position shall be employed on probation for a period not exceeding 12 months, with the specific period to be established by the board, and for a period not exceeding 18 months, to be measured from the commencement of recruit training, for those members of the Police Department appointed under civil service rules and regulations and sworn in, as provided by law, to perform the duties of regular police officers.  The civil service rules may provide for a different period of probation for non-entry level employees, not exceeding six months except that a longer period, not exceeding 12 months, may be fixed for management personnel.

(b)     Termination During Probation.  At or before the expiration of the probationary period, the appointing authority may terminate the probationary employee by delivering written notice of termination to the employee assigning in writing the reasons for the termination.  The appointing authority shall subsequently notify the board of such termination.  Unless the probationary employee is served with written notice of termination during the probationary period, the employee’s appointment shall be deemed complete.