Introductory Employment Period

Supervisors should meet periodically and on an as-needed basis with the employee to discuss performance expectations and responsibilities. The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) offers an opportunity for the supervisor to assess the employee’s suitability for the position and whether the employee can successfully apply their skills and expertise to the new role or work environment.

Areas of competency that should be evaluated include the GW performance factors and other expectations for the position. Refer to the IEP Toolkit and the Managing New Employees page on the Workplace Learning & Development website for more resources.

The university offers a number of online training resources for supervisors and employees to assist with learning new skills or refreshing existing skills.