University Policy


Service Recognition

Approval Date: 2013-02-07

Effective Date: 2013-02-07

Review Date: 2021-02-07


The President through the Director of Human Resources


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 Certificates and Awards.
  • 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.


For inquiries related to this policy:

Department of Human Resources - 709-864-4615


Vice-President (Administration & Finance)


People Resources

Previous Versions:

There is at least one previous version of this policy. Contact the Policy Office to view earlier version(s)

Approval Date: 0000-00-00
Effective Date: 2004-08-11


University Policies

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000