Employee Service Award Program

Departmental Responsibility: Office of Human Resources
Topic: Employee Service Award Program
Procedure: Employee Service Award Program
Effective: April 01, 1999
Last Revised Date: November 09, 2011

Employee Service Award Program

Goal:

To recognize and show appreciation to those Clemson University employees who have demonstrated their interest in serving the citizens of South Carolina through continued employment in State government. Certificates and service pins are provided at the end of the month during which the service anniversary date resides in accordance with these guidelines.

Eligibility:

For those employees who are eligible, certificates and service pins are provided by Clemson University for all State employees who reach their 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th or 50th year of service. For the purpose of this program, all employment with the State will be cumulative. If an employee leaves State service and later is reemployed, whether by Clemson University or by a different State agency, the length of both periods of employment shall be added together in order to determine eligibility. However, only those periods where the employee was scheduled to work at least one-half of the normal workweek (37-1/2 hours) may be counted. Acceptable service toward a State service award does not include (a) public school teaching, (b) out-of-state service, (c) military service, either before or after one had become a State employee, and (d) time while on leave without pay status.

Awards:

The pins for all service milestones are of the same design. The metal used and the stones set on each pin will denote the years of service it represents as follows:

Ten Years- 1/10 10K Gold Filled

Twenty Years- 10K Gold with three amethysts

Thirty Years- 10K Gold with one diamond and two amethysts

Forty Years- 10K Gold with two diamonds and one amethyst

Fifty Years- 10K Gold with three diamonds



THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEE AND THE AGENCY. THE DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE ANY CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS OR ENTITLEMENTS. THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THE CONTENT OF THIS DOCUMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. NO PROMISES OR ASSURANCES, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, WHICH ARE CONTRARY OR INCONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THIS PARAGRAPH CREATE ANY CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

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Clemson University 
Office of Human Resources

108 Perimeter Rd,
Clemson, SC 29634
ATTN: Employee Records

Phone: 864.656.2000
Fax: 864.656.4672
Email: ContactHRSC@clemson.edu

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