(Mary Rubilotta, Dep. Director of Contract Administration, October 3, 2014)
CSEA is pleased to announce that UCS has approved our request to have the Rules of the Chief Judge changed to be consistent with the civil service rules and regulations for State Executive Branch employees relating to the number of absences during a traineeship probationary period that may be considered as time served.
The following new language will now appear in the Rules - "When the probationary term for a trainee appointment exceeds one year, any periods of authorized or unauthorized absence in such probationary term aggregating up to 20 workdays multiplied by the number of years, including a fraction of a year, constituting the probationary term, may in the discretion of the appointing authority, be considered as time served in the probationary term."
This rule change goes into effect immediately.