York University annually recognizes and celebrates faculty and staff who will have achieved, by the end of each calendar year, continuous service milestones in five (5) year increments, beginning at five (5) years of service.
Please refer to sections 1 through 3 of the University’s Service Recognition SOP for more details around eligibility and criteria used.
Service Recognition at York U
Commemorative York University Service Pins are available for departments/faculties to recognize an employee’s service milestone at the 5, 10, 15, and 20-year milestone.
Departments/Faculties must order required service pins from the Office of the Vice-President Equity, People and Culture by completing the YorkU Service Recognition Pin Order Form. Only orders submitted using this order form will be accepted for processing. Service pin orders will not be accepted by phone or email.
All staff in the Office of the Vice-President Equity, People and Culture continue to work remotely until further notice. Those who normally order service pins for their unit can continue to do so. All orders will be processed for distribution and arrangements made for pickup once the University resumes normal operations allowing for the safe return of all community members to its campuses. Visit YU Better Together for more information.
We strongly encourage departments/faculties to continue its planning and recognition of its employees in the interim. Digital e-Certificates (English and French) are now available for service milestone years 5, 10, 15 and 20 to allow for electronic recognition.
In accordance with section 4 of the University’s Service Recognition SOP, the recognition events for milestone years of service are as follows:
- 4.1 Employees who have reached 5 and 10 years of service will be recognized by their Management Supervisor/Director/Chair of their department with the presentation of a service recognition pin at a unit event or meeting.
- 4.2 Employees who have reached 15 and 20 years of service will be recognized by their Dean/Division Head with the presentation of a service recognition pin at a Faculty/Divisional event or meeting.
- 4.3 Employees who have reached 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years or more of service will be invited to a university-wide Service Recognition Reception and presented with a commemorative gift.
It is up to the discretion of each Faculty/Division to plan and execute recognition events as it relates to 4.1 and 4.2.
The university-wide Service Recognition reception event is planned and jointly hosted each Spring by the President and Vice-President Equity, People and Culture. Eligible employees as noted in 4.3 will be contacted directly.
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