GMU Service Award Program

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University Policy Number 2210

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I. SCOPE

This policy applies to all faculty and classified employees of George Mason University at all University locations.

II. POLICY STATEMENT

George Mason University celebrates years of faithful and dedicated service to the institution with a public ceremony and commemorative award.  On University Day (on or about April 7) each year, full-time faculty and classified staff with 5 to 50 years of continuous state service will be so recognized.  This award is presented only for service and does not apply to performance or tenure.

Eligibility for the Mason service pin will be based on a minimum of five years of continuous state service including previous, continuous employment at other state agencies.  Employment in wage or part-time faculty positions will not be counted.  All periods of leave without pay are considered state service.

III. RESPONSIBILITIES

Human Resources and Payroll will sponsor the University Day ceremony with assistance from the Office of Events Management.

The Reward and Recognition Coordinator will be responsible for identifying the awardees, producing the service certificates, ordering service pins and gifts, providing staff to assist and coordinating logistical details with the Office of Events Management.

IV. EFFECTIVE DATE AND APPROVAL

This policy is effective October 1, 2003.  This policy shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, annually to become effective at the beginning of the University’s fiscal year, unless other noted.

Approved:

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Maurice W. Scherrens
Senior Vice President

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Peter N. Stearns
Provost

Date approved: October 17, 2003

Revision approved: September 12, 2007

Revised: July 18, 2016 (revision effective 7/18/2016)