Congratulations to our Service Award Recipients!

This year we recognize recipients with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30+ years of service in ways that embrace a spirit of recognition and appreciation.

Recipients, download your years of service Zoom background jpeg!

What to Expect as a Staff Service Milestone Recipient

Staff service milestone recipients receive a personalized yearbook (recipients receive both print and digital versions) which includes a service award certificate, message from the Chancellor and a section for congratulatory messages from supervisors. The yearbook will be sent in late July/August to allow time for managers to post comments in the book.

In the award portal, recipients can order a gift of choice to commemorate the milestone. The portal includes a variety of gifts available for selection ranging from electrical appliances, travel accessories, technology, jewelry, home goods and other gift options. One WashU branded item is included in the gift options – it is labeled accordingly in the gift description.

WashU Staff Service Milestone Yearbook sample
WashU Staff Service Milestone Yearbook sample

We have expanded service award gift options as a part of this program.

Leader Support – Recognizing Recipients

As leaders, you play an important role in helping WashU provide meaningful recognition to employees. View details on how you can support our staff members during Recognition Days.

  • Write a message in your staff’s WashU Staff Service Milestone yearbook. Supervisors can send congratulatory messages to the staff service milestone recipients in our new recognition platform.
  • Be sincere, keep it simple. Even a short, meaningful note can go a long way to make your employees feel valued. Take 5 minutes to write a comment in support of your staff’s dedication. It will be displayed in the recipient’s yearbook as the first comment in their book. View these examples for inspiration.
  • Need more guidance? Our vendor, OC Tanner, provided guidance to help you through the process. View the Leader’s Comment quick guide.  View the Leader’s Comments Step-by-Step instructions.
  • Manager Toolkit for Recognition. Encourage your team members to engage and celebrate their accomplishments together. View Toolkit (PDF)