Service Awards Program

The Human Resources (HR) Benefits department administers the Service Awards Program. Our staff fulfill a vital role in the teaching of the brightest students, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff and leading the way with ground-breaking research. NC State values the importance of recognizing the contributions and commitment of its community. This program is designed to provide recognition to employees for their years of service and commitment to the university and the State of North Carolina.

What Service Recognition and Gifts are provided?

Employees who achieve 5 years of service [and in 5 year increments thereafter] will receive an invitation to an annual Service Awards Breakfast and will be given a special service award gift for each 5-year category.

Annually, employees who achieve 25 years of service will be honored by the Chancellor during the Quarter Century Breakfast where they receive their lapel pin and commemorative engraved brick.

Who is eligible for recognition and awards?

  • Eligible SHRA employees are recognized for their total State of NC Service.
  • Eligible EHRA employees are recognized only for their service at NC State University.
  • Exclusions:
    • Tenured & tenure-track faculty in the JCAT 200 series
    • Non-tenure-track faculty in the JCAT 200 series, including librarians and extension agents with NTT faculty status
    • Service in ‘non-permanent’ positions such as postdoc, CVM house officer, temp, grad assistant, or student worker roles do not count toward service requirement
    • Rehired Retirees

Determining eligibility?

Prior to each calendar year, HR identifies NC State University employees who may be eligible for service recognition based on years of service with the university and/or the state, as applicable.

How will recipients be recognized?

Annually, the HR Benefits Office will sponsor a Service Awards Breakfast to recognize those who have achieved these service milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 35, 40, 45, etc. After the breakfast, attendees will receive a special gift to commemorate their service.

Due to volume of honorees in 2016, there will be two separate service award breakfast events:

January 25, 2017
Talley Student Union Ballroom
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
15- 45 years of service milestones
Registration for this event is closed

February 2, 2017
McKimmon Center | Room 1
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
5 and 10 years of service milestones
Registration for this event is closed

Additionally each year, employees who achieve 25 years of service will be honored by the Chancellor during the Quarter Century Breakfast where they receive their lapel pin and a commemorative engraved brick.

The 2016 Quarter Century Breakfast was held Wednesday November 2, 2016.