All unlimited appointments to positions in the classified service except as provided in this subdivision shall be for a probationary period the duration of which shall be determined through collective bargaining agreements or plans established pursuant to section 43A.18 but which shall not be less than 30 days of full-time equivalent service nor more than two years of full-time equivalent service. An appointing authority may require a probationary period for transfers, reinstatements, voluntary demotions, and appointments from layoff lists of former employees of a different appointing authority. For employees in a bargaining unit as defined in section 179A.10 the requirement of such a probationary period shall be subject to applicable provisions of collective bargaining agreements.
There is no presumption of continued employment during a probationary period. Terminations or demotions may be made at any time during the probationary period subject to the provisions of this section and collective bargaining agreements or plans established pursuant to section 43A.18.
If during the probationary period an employee with permanent status is dismissed for inability to perform the duties of the new position or for other cause not related to misconduct or delinquency, the employee shall be restored to a position in the employee's former class and agency.