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 supervisors 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 employee’s supervisor when they become 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 linked in step 1 below. To personalize the certificate, you will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF editor.
- Download the document
- Enter years of service or event to recognize the employee’s contributions
- Enter the employee’s name
- Enter the department/team/manager/etc. honoring the employee
- Provide a signature to formalize the certificate
UW Recognition Awards Shop
The UW Recognition Awards Shop is available so that departments may purchase service recognition awards for librarians and faculty who do not participate in the UW Service Recognition Program, as well as recognize employees with an award for their outstanding work.
UW managers and supervisors may purchase recognition gifts directly through the shop portal, at a substantial discount through the UW Bookstore. The gift selection provides options that are suitable for every recognition event and budget.