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The University recognizes and expresses appreciation for the long-term service of faculty and staff (SHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty), both full-time and part-time (regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours each week) from across the University.

  • The program recognizes employee service at five-year intervals.
  • Eligibility for all service years (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60) is determined by an employee’s Total State Service Date (TSSD).
  • Eligibility reports are run according to the calendar year – Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

 


Five Years of Service

The Office of Human Resources provides eligible employees with a printed certificate to recognize their service milestone. Certificates are issued to the employee by their school/division HR Officer.

10 and 15 Years of Service

The Office of Human Resources provides eligible employees with a printed certificate and selection of a UNC-themed service milestone gift*. Certificates and service milestone gift* are issued to the employee by their school/division HR Officer.

20 Years of Service

The Office of Human Resources provides eligible employees with personalized Carolina 20-Year Society plaques and honorees are invited to the Carolina 20-Year Society Appreciation Breakfast, which is held in the spring. Plaques are distributed at the appreciation breakfast.

25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ Years of Service

The Office of Human Resources provides eligible employees with a printed certificate and a milestone gift*, and honorees are invited to the Carolina 25+ Service Appreciation Breakfast*, which is held in the fall. Certificates are issued to the employee by their school/division HR Officer.

If you have questions about the service awards program, contact service_awards@unc.edu.