Recognition Events - Who is eligible to be recognized?
Current Retiree Eligibility Criteria:
Regular classified, professional and faculty employees who have ten years of continuous University service immediately prior to retirement and are at least 55 years old OR 65 years old or older will be eligible for recognition as a retiree at the Annual Banquet. Those honored at the spring Banquet will have reached their retirement anniversary date between the months of September 2 (the beginning of an academic year) and before September 1 (the end of the academic year). This will result in the consistent treatment of all fiscal and academic year employees. This policy change occurred for the 1996 banquet.
It is important to have your retirement paperwork in to the Office of Human Resources so we can determine that you are retiring from the University. In some cases, paperwork filed at the end of April will result in the retiree not being included in that year’s banquet. We will make every effort to have the retiree included in that year’s events, however if this is not possible, the retiree will be included in the next year’s activities.
Current Service Year Recognition Eligibility Criteria:
Regular classified, professional and faculty employees who have 25, 35 or 45 years of regular (may be part-time or full-time) continuous service will be eligible for recognition. Those honored at the spring recognition events will have reached their 25th, 35th or 45th anniversary date between the months of September 2 (the beginning of an academic year) and before September 1 (the end of the academic year).
The ideal statement will be about 250 words in length and give examples of the person’s personality, work ethic, accomplishments, and interactions with colleagues and/or their contributions to the University community and mission. If you do not know the employee well, please ask other colleagues and friends of the honoree for information and workplace anecdotes.