This bill requires a minimum two-year probationary period for new hires starting after “formal training” programs or upon completion of a required professional license or certificate. In theory, agencies could keep new employees in probation limbo for many years by extending training programs. Training programs already differ greatly. Some are mandated annually, some are given periodically throughout a career, and are never-ending. One year of probation is enough for nearly all positions in government. If a manager cannot figure out in a year's time whether an employee is a good fit, then it is the manager that may need replacing.