Service Recognition: New Five-Year Milestones

Schools and centers recently have been sent materials on the Service Recognition Program for 1997-98. This program celebrates long-term commitment and contribution to the University's strategic goals by faculty and staff.

Substantial changes were made to last year's recognition program which were well received. We expanded recognition, upon reaching ten years of service, to include all subsequent five-year service milestones, and provided new gifts selected by a University-wide committee. This year the program cutoff date for awards will be changed to coincide with the calendar year rather than the academic year. Therefore in addition to milestone anniversaries between January 1 through December 31, 1998, those reaching milestones between September 16 and December 31, 1997 will be recognized. Also, regular part-time employees have now been included in the program.

While the Division of Human Resources oversees and funds this program, each school and center designs their own format for presentation of gifts and recognition of employees. We are pleased to offer this program to recognize and reward our valued employees.

--John J. Heuer, Vice President for Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 7, October 13, 1998