The 4th Annual Milestones in Service awards ceremony will be held on October 23, 2017 from 3 - 5 pm in the SUB ballrooms and will honor and express appreciation to classified and professional staff for their dedication and years of service to MSU.  

Each fall, we will host an annual awards ceremony to recognize the new recipients that have reached a milestone year during the previous fiscal year.  Awards are provided in 5-year increments, based on the date of service in eligible appointments.  This award program will recognize years of service milestones achieved by current full-time (at least 0.5 FTE) classified and professional employees.

The intent of the Milestones in Service award is to acknowledge cumulative (rather than continuous) years of service, during the fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)  in which an employee reaches a 5-year milestone (5, 10, 15, etc.). Certain eligibility requirements apply and are detailed below.

Between milestone years

Employees who are “between” 5-year increments this fiscal year will be recognized once they reach their next 5-year milestone.  Awards will not be retroactive.  

Eligible service includes:

  • 0.5 FTE or greater
  • Classified salaried
  • Classified hourly
  • Classified Fixed Term
  • Professional (including administrator, executive) 9 month, 10 month during the academic year
  • Eligible services does not need to be continuous (see below, breaks in service)

Eligible service does not include:

  • 0.49 FTE or less
  • Short term worker (temp hourly)
  • Student
  • Graduate student
  • Professional hourly
  • Additional compensation
  • Stipend positions

 Breaks in Service

For employees who worked in an eligible service capacity and had a break in service (terminated their employment from MSU and then later returned to an MSU campus in an eligible service capacity), the time spent away will be subtracted from the cumulative years of service.

Faculty employment

If the employee is currently a classified or professional employee and has spent some time working in a faculty capacity, this time may be counted towards the cumulative years of service.