Employee Service Award Program

The University of Akron recognizes all employees who have reached the service milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40+ years of service.  Each year the campus community is invited to attend a service award ceremony and reception honoring the recipients.  All service award recipients are currently recognized with certificates and small gifts based on milestone years.    

2015 Annual Service Awards Program

Congratulations to all employees who will reach a service milestone in 2015! This year's employee service award ceremony and reception are scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Quaker Square Grand Station Hall from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The ceremony is open to the campus community.

2015 Program Booklet

To view the 2015 Program Booklet,   click HERE.

2014 Powerpoint Presentation

 If you would like to see the powerpoint presentation from the 2014 Service Awards Program, click HERE.

View Photos of the 2014 Event          

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View Photos of the 2013 Event

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Eligibility and Determination

  • The job status of an employee's hire date must reflect faculty, contract professional or staff employee for service year to be counted.
  • An employee's Peoplesoft record(s) must be designated as "active status" and based on all years of "paid" employment to be included in any given year's service calculations.
  • All "active status" full-time, part-time, regular, and temporary employees with five or more years of service are eligible for a service award.
  • For purposes of the annual service award program only:
    • Determination of an employee's inclusion in a specific award year is based on total years of service at The University of Akron.  Total years of service is defined as service that is either continuous or a combination of years due to a break in service.
    • Service eligibility is computed on a calendar year basis.
    • An employee who works thirty-two weeks within a given year will receive credit for one (1) year of service. Employees who work less than thirty-two weeks will receive partial credit for the service year.  Percentage of credit received will be determined by the number of weeks worked divided by fifty-two weeks.
  • Service earned at other state agencies/institutions is not included when calculating award eligibility.
  • Service accumulated from a graduate assistantship, as a student assistant, or as a temporary employee hired through an external agency is not included when calculating award eligibility.
  • Any employee who terminates from the University prior to the pre-determined service award ceremony date is not eligible to receive a service award.
  • Current employees who previously retired from the University are not eligible to receive a service award.


We never want to intentionally exclude anyone from getting acknowledged for the years of service the individual has given to the University.  Unfortunately, mistakes do happen.  If you think you have enough years of service to be included in this year's service awards but have not received an invitation letter, please contact us via email at hrevents@uakron.edu. Be sure to include your Employee ID and the UA hire date(s) of employment that you want to have verified.