Employee Service Awards

Every fall semester, employees who reached service milestones of 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years by the preceding August 31 are recognized in a service award ceremony. In a separate event, employees who reach their 25-year service anniversary are inducted into the distinguished Quarter Century Club. For more information, please see the Employee Service Award Program Policy (UTDBP3092); contact Rena Piper, special events coordinator for the Office of the President (972.883.2204 / rkr072000@utdallas.edu;) or contact your Employee Relations Representative.

 

Service Award Gifts

Gifts are sent to the Dean or Vice President of your school/division by the Office of the President for distribution.

If you retire in the same year that you reach a service milestone, you will be sent a retirement gift instead of a service award gift.

 

Service Award Gifts
Milestone Gift
5-Year

Certificate

Coin bearing the UTD seal

Presented by the Dean or Vice President of your school/division

10-Year

Certificate

Coin bearing the UTD seal

20-Year Paper weight bearing the UTD seal
Quarter Century Club Laser-engraved plaque bearing the UTD seal
30-Year Coaster set bearing with the UTD seal
40-Year Clock bearing the UTD seal
50-Year Watch bearing the UTD seal on its face

 

Retirement Gifts

Human Resources provides the Office of the President with a list of new retirees at the end of each month. The Office of the President mails standardized gifts to retirees in recognition their service. A “retiree” is defined by the UT System Office of Employee Benefits.

If you retire in the same year that you reach a service milestone, you will be sent a retirement gift instead of a service award gift.

 

Eligible Service

  1. Includes all UT Dallas service as a regular employee, i.e.: half-time or more appointment for at least 4 ½ months. Accordingly, 10 years of service at 50% time would equal 10 years of service, not 5 years.
  2. Includes all service under UT Dallas’ predecessor, the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS,) i.e.: before September 1, 1969.
  3. Includes all service under the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, i.e.: before September 1, 1975.
  4. Faculty are included in this program. A nine-month faculty appointment would constitute one year of service. Any staff appointed in the same manner as faculty (September-May) are also granted credit for one year of service.
  5. Includes “broken” service, i.e.: a service period of 1970-1974 and 1980-1986 would equal 10 years of service.
  6. Excludes:
    • Service performed as casual labor or as a temporary employee.
    • Service as a student employee.
    • Service with any other agency of the State of Texas.
    • Service with any other component institution in the University of Texas System.