90 Day Probationary Terminations

Terminations must be requested and approved by Human Resources in advance of the employee's 90th day. Once the employee's probationary period has ended, the employee is considered a regular employee of the University and performance issues are managed through the Corrective Action process.

Request a Termination Within the Probationary Period

Please prepare a memo requesting termination and email it to employeerelations@smu.edu. Be sure you include the following items in your memo:

  • A statement requesting that the employee be terminated.
  • Provide the employee’s date of hire and include any previously granted extensions.
  • List all reasons for termination and be specific: 

You will be contacted by a member of the Employee Relations Team to discuss the situation. If the termination is granted, be prepared to set a specific termination date and complete a termination form.