What does Contingent Permanent mean?

I recently received a letter for possible working as a correctional officer. It asks if I wish to be in one box is says permanent and then the other box says permanent and contingent permanent. I am looking to be full time in the position, so should I just fill the box that says permanent? When I called the HR they said I should check permanent and contingent permanent. But I am unsure of what that means.

1 Answer

  • Contingent means “subject to chance” or ” occurring only if certain circumstances are the case”, so I’m guessing it means “do you want to be permanent if the chance arose?”

    I would do what their HR department ask and tick BOTH boxes.

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