44.10 PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
Subdivision 1. Employees in classified service.
Except as provided in subdivision 2, every
person holding a position in the classified service of a municipality on the effective date of the
merit system ordinance and every person subsequently appointed to such a position shall serve a
probationary period of six months. During this period, the person may be dismissed summarily
without compliance with section
, but the dismissal shall be in writing and reported to
Subd. 2. Police or fire department employees.
Subject to the completion of an existing
probationary period, any permanent employee of a police or fire department under the jurisdiction
of a police or fire civil service commission at the time of the effective date of a merit system
ordinance shall automatically become a permanent employee in the classified service subject to
and protected by this chapter without the service of any additional probationary period thereunder
for the position then occupied.
History: 1951 c 675 s 10; 1986 c 444