Generally, a career employee is in a probationary status for the first six months of employment at UC Santa Barbara. (Police Officers are on probationary status for one year.) In some cases the probationary period may be extended up to three months. Once an employee completes probation, s/he is a regular career status employee. A career employee will not serve another probationary period unless s/he is re-hired after a break in service from University employment.