Service Recognition



To recognize and reward the service of employees at milestones in their careers through a uniform and consistent recognition program.



All employees of the University who meet the criteria outlined in this policy.



EMPLOYEE - an individual holding an appointment(s) with the University, working a minimum of 20 hours per week.



The University awards letters, certificates, and gifts, as appropriate, to identify and recognize employees’ years of service, as outlined below:

  • Service is recognized after a minimum of 10 years of continuous service. See Procedure for Service Recognition.
  • Prior service is included for periods of continuous employment in which an employee worked a minimum of 20 hours per week for a period of six months or more and will be recognized after the employee’s current period of continuous service exceeds 10 years. See Procedure for Recognizing Prior Periods of Service.
  • An employee’s service date for the purposes of this policy will not be impacted by an approved leave.

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for organizing an annual service awards ceremony. The President, or designate, presents the certificates and gifts at the ceremony.



Title: Service Recognition
Category : People Resources Approval Date: 2013-02-07
Effective Date : 2004-08-11 Review Date: 2017-02-07
The President through the Director of Human Resources
Vice-President (Administration & Finance)

Department of Human Resources - 709-864-4615

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