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About UW Service Recognition Program

The University of Washington funds the Service Recognition Program in an effort to recognize all permanent classified and professional staff for their continuous years of dedicated service to the University. Staff are recognized for each five years of continuous service (i.e., 5, 10, 15, etc.).

Our service award staff work with each unit’s service award coordinator to ensure that employees are notified of upcoming milestone service awards so that they may select a service award prior to the milestone anniversary.

Service award certificates

Human Resources prepares a service recognition certificate and sends it to the departmental service award coordinator when an employee becomes eligible to receive a service award.

You can use the certificate templates below if your department prefers different wording than is on the certificate that HR provides.

The template is prepared as a pdf file requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader. To personalize the certificate:

  1. Enter years of service the employee has contributed
  2. Enter the employee’s name
  3. Enter the department/team/manager/etc. honoring the employee
  4. Provide a signature to formalize the certificate

Download and print the Service Award Certificate Template (PDF)